Board of Directors approves quarterly cash dividend of $0.39 per share

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that its board of directors declared a 39-cent second-quarter 2021 dividend on the company's common stock, payable June 4, 2021, to holders of the Common Stock of record at the close of business on May 7, 2021. The second-quarter 2021 cash dividend will be the 330th consecutive quarterly dividend paid by Pfizer.

The board has decided to maintain Pfizer's quarterly dividend at its current rate despite the planned declaration of a dividend payment by Viatris Inc. that would be payable to those Pfizer shareholders that have elected to continue holding Viatris shares received from the combination of Upjohn and Mylan. This decision results in an increased dividend income to those shareholders continuing to own shares of both Pfizer and Viatris.

"We are pleased to be in a position to return capital to our shareholders as a result of our expected strong financial performance," stated Dr. Albert Bourla, Pfizer Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Our ability to fulfill our purpose and create meaningful value for patients is behind our expected strong financial performance and will remain a core focus."

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At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacture of health care products, including innovative medicines and vaccines. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as one of the world's premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 170 years, we have worked to make a difference for all who rely on us. We routinely post information that may be important to investors on our website at In addition, to learn more, please visit us on and follow us on Twitter at @Pfizer and @Pfizer News, LinkedIn, YouTube and like us on Facebook at

Disclosure Notice: The information contained in this release is as of April 22, 2021. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements contained in this release as the result of new information or future events or developments.

This release contains forward-looking statements about the Company's growth potential and strategy, dividend, actions to enhance shareholder value and expected strong financial performance, including their potential benefits, that involves substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the uncertainties inherent in research and development; the uncertainties inherent in business and financial planning, including, without limitation, risks related to Pfizer's business and prospects, adverse developments in Pfizer's markets, or adverse developments in the U.S. or global capital markets, credit markets, regulatory environment or economies generally; the impact of COVID-19 on our business, operations and financial results; and competitive developments.

A further description of risks and uncertainties can be found in Pfizer's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 and in its subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, including in the sections thereof captioned "Risk Factors" and "Forward-Looking Information and Factors That May Affect Future Results", as well as in its subsequent reports on Form 8-K, all of which are filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and available at and

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Astellas Highlights Data on Advanced and Rare Cancers during 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting and EHA 2022 Hybrid Congress

Abstracts represent exciting research progress across four cancers where patients have limited treatment options

Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa Ph.D., "Astellas") will share new research during the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting from June 3-7 and the European Hematology Association (EHA) 2022 Hybrid Congress from June 9-12 . A total of 13 abstracts from the company's expanding portfolio of approved and investigational therapies will be presented across both meetings, underscoring the company's commitment to advancing treatment options for advanced and rare cancers, including prostate, pancreatic and urothelial cancer, as well as acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Rigrodsky Law, P.A. Is Investigating Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co. Ltd. Buyout

Rigrodsky Law, P.A. is investigating Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co. Ltd. ("Biohaven") (NYSE: BHVN) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to Biohaven's agreement to be acquired by Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE). Under the terms of the agreement, Biohaven's shareholders will receive $148.50 in cash for each share of Biohaven common stock they own.

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BIOHAVEN INVESTOR ALERT BY THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OF LOUISIANA: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates Adequacy of Price and Process in Proposed Sale of Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. - BHVN

Former Attorney General of Louisiana Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq. and the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") are investigating the proposed sale of Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. (NYSE: BHVN) to Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE).  Under the terms of the proposed transaction, shareholders of Biohaven will receive only $148.50 in cash and 0.5 of a share of New Biohaven, a new publicly traded company that will retain Biohaven's non-CGRP development stage pipeline compounds, for each share of Biohaven that they own. KSF is seeking to determine whether this consideration and the process that led to it are adequate, or whether the consideration undervalues the Company.

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If you believe that this transaction undervalues the Company and/or if you would like to discuss your legal rights regarding the proposed sale, you may, without obligation or cost to you, e-mail or call KSF Managing Partner Lewis S. Kahn ( ) toll free at any time at 855-768-1857, or visit to learn more.

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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Weiss Law Investigates Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd.

Weiss Law is investigating possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law by the board of directors of Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. ("Biohaven" or the "Company") (NYSE: BHVN) in connection with the proposed acquisition of the Company by Pfizer Inc. ("Pfizer") (NYSE: PFE). Under the terms of the merger agreement, Pfizer will acquire all outstanding shares of Biohaven not already owned by Pfizer for $148.50 per share in cash. Biohaven common shareholders, including Pfizer, will also receive 0.5 of a share of New Biohaven per Biohaven common share, a new publicly traded company that will retain Biohaven's non-calcitonin gene-related peptide development stage pipeline compounds.

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Weiss Law is investigating whether (i) Biohaven's board of directors acted in the best interests of Company shareholders in agreeing to the proposed transaction, (ii) the per-share merger consideration adequately compensates Biohaven's shareholders, and (iii) all information regarding the sales process and valuation of the transaction will be fully and fairly disclosed.

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BIOHAVEN ALERT: Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. Investigates Merger of BHVN and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm

Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C., a nationally recognized stockholder rights law firm, has launched an investigation into whether the officers or directors of Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. (NYSE: BHVN) breached their fiduciary duties or violated the federal securities laws in connection with the company's acquisition by Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE: PFE).

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