Convocation of EGM

Mechelen, Belgium; 2 December 2005 – Galapagos NV (the “Company”) announces today that it has convened an Extraordinary General Meeting of shareholders (the “EGM”) to be held on 6 January 2006 at 11 a.m. CET at the Company’s registered offices at Generaal De Wittelaan L11 A3, B-2800 Mechelen, Belgium, or such other location near to the offices to be specified at the time of the meeting.
The convocation to the EGM, including an agenda detailing the resolutions that will be proposed at the EGM and relevant voting arrangements, has been posted on the Company’s website ( and will also shortly be mailed to Galapagos’ registered shareholders and to those who hold entitlements to ordinary shares in the Company in the form of CREST Depository Interests. 
Galapagos NV
Johan Van den Eynde,
Director, Legal & HR   
+32 15 342 932