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Galapagos initiates Phase 1 trial as part of its alliance with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV

July 2, 2013 - Mechelen, Belgium

* GLPG1205 is a first-in-class molecule to enter the clinic
* Candidate drug targets inflammation of the bowel
* Galapagos receives EUR6.6 million milestone payment

Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG) announced today that it has initiated aFirst-in-Human (FIH) Phase 1 study with GLPG1205 as part of its alliancewith Janssen Pharmaceutica NV. This achievement triggered a milestonepayment of EUR6.6 million to Galapagos, which will contribute to H12013 revenues.

In 2007, Galapagos announced an alliance agreement with JanssenPharmaceutica NVproviding the option to worldwide, commercial licenses to certainGalapagosinternal inflammatory disease programs. These programs include a noveltargetfor inflammatory disorders that was identified and validated by Galapagosusingits proprietary target discovery engine. Subsequent Galapagos researchled tothe discovery of GLPG1205, a first-in-class molecule that enters theclinic forinflammatory disorders. Galapagos will be responsible for execution ofPhase 1and Phase 2A studies with GLPG1205.

"With GLPG1205, Galapagos has moved another proprietary molecule with anovelmode-of-action into the clinic. This program has the potential to unlocka newclass of drugs to treat inflammatory disorders. Consistent with ourstrategy ofbringing innovative molecules to the clinic, this is the fourth First-in-Humanstudy with a novel mode-of-action," said Onno van de Stolpe, CEO ofGalapagos."The alliance with Janssen is the second where Galapagos has broughtprogramsfrom target to the clinic. Today's achievement brings Galapagos'pipeline tofive clinical programs, and we are pleased we will be driving the Phase1 and2A studies forward with this potential new therapy in inflammatorydisease."

The aim of this FIH study is to evaluate the safety,tolerability,pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of oral single and multipleascendingdoses of GLPG1205. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled,singlecenter study will be conducted in 40 healthy volunteers in Belgium.In thefirst part of the study, single ascending doses will be evaluated.In thesecond part, the new compound will be administered daily for 14 days.Galapagosexpects to disclose topline results from the study by the end of this year.

About Galapagos

Galapagos (Euronext: GLPG; OTC: GLPYY) is specialized in novel modes-of-action,with a large pipeline of five clinical, six pre-clinical, and 30discoverysmall-molecule and antibody programs in cystic fibrosis,inflammation,antibiotics, metabolic disease, and other indications.GLPG0634 is an orally-available, selective inhibitor of JAK1 for thetreatmentof rheumatoid arthritis and potentially other inflammatory diseases,currentlyin Phase 2B studies in RA and about to enter Phase 2 studies inCrohn'sdisease. AbbVie and Galapagos signed a worldwide license agreementwherebyAbbVie will be responsible for further development and commercializationafterPhase 2B. Galapagos has another selective JAK1 inhibitor in Phase 2 inlupusand psoriasis, GSK2586184 (formerly GLPG0778, in-licensed byGlaxoSmithKline in2012). GLPG0187 is a novel integrin receptor antagonist currently in aPhase1B patient study in metastasis. GLPG0974 is the first inhibitor of FFA2to beevaluated clinically for the treatment of IBD; this program is currentlyin aProof of Concept Phase 2 study. GLPG1205 is a first-in-class moleculethattargets inflammatory disorders and is currently in a First-in-HumanPhase 1study.

The Galapagos Group, including fee-for-service companies BioFocus,Argenta andFidelta, has 800 employees and operates facilities in five countries,withglobal headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium. Further information

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