We would like to express sincere gratitude to all of our investors and shareholders for their continued support and understanding in the ways that we choose to do business. It has long been our ambition to grow our business in Europe and we are immensely proud to have realised that goal.
Our industry is facing fierce competition as pharmaceutical companies aggressively expand and, combined with cost saving measures within the healthcare space imposed by governments in most developed countries, the business environment has become increasingly challenging.
Despite this, our mission remains to put patients at the heart of everything we do.
We aim to achieve this with a strong presence in Europe, which conducts business operations recognised by patients, their families, healthcare providers and broader communities. We are committed to the research and development of innovative drugs in areas of unmet medical need and supplying the best possible medicines to protect the health and wellbeing of the patients we serve.
We believe that the implementation of this aim will not only benefit patients, but also all of our stakeholders, including shareholders and investors.
Takashi Takenoshita, Chief Executive Officer, Shionogi Limited., UK
Isao Teshirogi, Ph.D, President and CEO, Shionogi & Co., Ltd., Japan