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BRIEF-Astellas Pharma to retire treasury shares

April 26 (Reuters) - Astellas Pharma Inc

* Says it will retire 89 million shares(4.3 percent stake) of its common stock on May 31

* Says the total shares outstanding is 1.98 billion shares after the retirement

Source text in Japanese:goo.gl/FscM9E

Further company coverage: (Beijing Headline News)

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