Amgen announced that the company will donate $1 million to Japanese disaster relief efforts. Amgen and the Amgen Foundation will distribute the funds to both Direct Relief International and International Medical Corps to bring basic needs and vital health services to those affected in Japan. Amgen has a long history in Japan with our partnership with Kirin Holdings and its pharmaceutical affiliate Kyowa Hakko Kirin that began in 1984, and more recently partnerships with Takeda Pharmaceutical and Daiichi Sankyo.
Kevin Sharer, Amgen’s chairman and chief executive officer said, The earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan have been devastating to so many people throughout the country. Our sincere sympathy goes to all of those in Japan affected by this tragedy