Takeda moving US headquarters from Chicago area to Boston

Published 09-11-2018

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DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Japanese drugmaker Takeda says it is closing its U.S. headquarters in suburban Chicago with about 1,000 employees and moving its functions to the Boston area.

Takeda spokeswoman Julia Ellwanger said Tuesday the work currently performed at the Deerfield, Illinois, offices will gradually shift to Boston after it completes its $64 billion takeover of Ireland-based pharmaceutical company Shire.

Ellwanger tells the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald that all employees who are based at the Deerfield headquarters will be affected by the closure, although some will receive relocation offers. She says a closure date hasn't been set but employees should know their status within six months of the Shire deal closure.

Shire's U.S. headquarters is in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Ellwanger says Takeda's move will simplify its U.S. operations.


Information from: Daily Herald, http://www.dailyherald.com

Information from: Daily Herald, http://www.dailyherald.com

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