Ivanka Trump and Contessa Brewer to Speak at Astellas Presents Executive Women's Day at World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship<4503.T>

Tue Mar 5, 2013 7:30am EST

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Event is part of the PGA TOUR's Women's Initiative, sponsored by Astellas, and
is expected to attract more than 200 women
DORAL, Fla.  and  NORTHBROOK, Ill.,  March 5, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- The PGA TOUR
and Astellas Pharma US, Inc. ("Astellas"), a U.S. subsidiary of  Tokyo-based
Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo: 4503), today will feature  Ivanka Trump  and
MSNBC's  Contessa Brewer  at the Astellas Presents Executive Women's Day, a
day-long forum focusing on professional, health-related and personal development
discussions, at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization, will kick off the day
by welcoming attendees. The invite-only event offers a breakfast panel,
topic-specific breakout sessions, networking opportunities and a keynote
speaker. Featured speakers include:

* Keynote Speaker  Contessa Brewer:  A widely-recognized TV reporter and anchor,
Brewer currently hosts MSNBC's "Caught on Camera." Over the course of her
career, Brewer has covered breaking news and high-profile political stories,
including two presidential elections and the wars in  Iraq  and  Afghanistan. As
a national correspondent, Brewer has reported on stories such as Hurricane
Gustav, the  Minneapolis  bridge collapse and Katrina's devastation in  New
* Panel Speaker  Melody Lee:  Lee is the Global Director of Brand Strategy at
Cadillac. In this position, Lee leads the management and growth strategy of the
Cadillac brand around the world. Lee has also worked for the Bureau for
Citizenship and Immigration Services of the U.S. Department of Justice and as a
project manager for a promotional goods manufacturer in  Beijing, China.  
* Panel Speaker  Paula Hopkins: Hopkins is currently the Senior Director of
Beverages at PepsiCo.  Prior to this role, she was a Regional Sales Manager of
the  Gainesville Area. She has served in positions of increasing responsibility
from Account Development Representative, Territory Sales Manager and Key Account
Sales Manager to Retail Business Development Manager responsible for the entire
Publix Business for Pepsi Beverages Company.  
* Panel Speaker  Phillis Oeters:  Oeters is the Corporate Vice President of
Government and Community Relations for Baptist Health South Florida, the largest
not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. Oeters also serves on many
community boards, including the  Greater Miami  Chamber of Commerce, Beacon
Council, United Way, Nat Moore Foundation, Actors' Playhouse,  Camillus House,
The Commonwealth Institute and Orange Bowl. She has also been a long-time
supporter of the American Red Cross.  
* Breakout Session Speaker Dr.  Josette Bou-Khalil:  Dr. Bou-Khalil has been
serving as the Corporate Medical Director of Baptist Health South Florida,
Employee Health Services since 2006. She is Board Certified in both Internal
Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Workplace wellness and
women's health are of special interest to Dr. Bou-Khalil, who speaks locally and
internationally on such topics.  
* Breakout Session Speaker  Michelle McGann:  McGann joined the LPGA Tour in
1988, and since joining, she has seven victories to her name. Prior to joining
the LPGA Tour, McGann was ranked the number one amateur in the world by both
GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest in 1987. Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age
of 13, McCann has dedicated her time to numerous related causes, including
founding The Michelle McGann Fund, which assists underprivileged children and
families suffering from diabetes.  
* Breakout Session Speaker  Giovanna Garcia-Pons: Garcia-Pons currently holds
the position of Senior Account Executive for Coca-Cola Refreshments (CCR)
Southeast Region. Garcia-Pons also serves as the President/Chair for one of
Coca-Cola's Business Resource Groups, Women's Linc for the Florida Chapter and
assists to provide a community where women can lead, inspire and connect by
focusing on driving business benefits for the Company.

"We thank Astellas for supporting the Cadillac Championship and creating
opportunities for personal growth and networking for female professionals in the
 Miami  area," said  Eddie Carbone, Executive Director,  Cadillac Championship. 

Today's event is a component of the PGA TOUR's Women's Initiative, sponsored by
Astellas and designed to provide women with information that promotes their
overall well-being. Astellas and the PGA TOUR are working together to inform
women about important health and wellness issues, encourage discussion on those
topics and create opportunities to talk and learn about them.

"Astellas is thrilled to engage women in a meaningful and productive way and
contribute to the local community in  Miami  through today's event," said 
Pamela Buford, Director, Consumer Marketing at Astellas. "We're committed to
creating opportunities like these that empower women both professionally and

About Astellas   
Astellas Pharma US, Inc., located in  Northbrook, Illinois, is a U.S. affiliate
of  Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. Astellas is a pharmaceutical company
dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the
provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. The organization
is committed to becoming a global category leader in focused areas by combining
outstanding R&D and marketing capabilities. For more information about Astellas
Pharma US, Inc., please visit our website at  www.astellas.us.   

The Astellas culture and brand is committed to building community, helping
others, encouraging integrity and inspiring people to make a difference, today,
tomorrow and every day.

The PGA TOUR is the world's premier membership organization for touring
professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 100 tournaments on the PGA TOUR,
Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamerica and PGA TOUR Canada.  

The PGA TOUR's mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial
value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate
significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays,
and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.

Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to nearly 945 million households
in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all tournaments are
organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In
2012, tournaments across all Tours generated more than  $122 million  for local
charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR's all-time total of charitable
contributions to more than  $1.8 billion.  

The PGA TOUR's web site is  PGATOUR.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the
organization is headquartered in  Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

SOURCE  Astellas Pharma US, Inc.

PGA TOUR, Chris Smith, +1-904-273-3379, csmith@pgatourhq.com; or Astellas, Jenny
Kite, +1-224-205-5405, jenny.kite@astellas.com; or Paula Mavroudis,
+1-312-240-2709, paula.mavroudis@edelman.com

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