Correction: transparency notification

Mechelen, Belgium; 29 June 2010 – Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG) issued a correction regarding a transparency notification received on 28 June 2010, pursuant to the Belgian transparency legislation (Belgian Act of 2 May 2007) concerning major holdings in Belgian listed companies. 


The notification received on 28 June 2010 was submitted on behalf of Mr. A. Strating, TWE Beheer, TWE Investment, and Gestion Deelnemingen IV (not Gestion Deelnemingen V as erroneously stated in the press release on 28 June 2010) who declared a combined holding of 1,252,550 shares (5.2%) of Galapagos.  This shareholding is separate from the 1,184,602 shares (5.0%) held by Gestion Deelnemingen V.


Major shareholders of Galapagos NV as of 29 June 2010:


Shareholder Number of shares Percentage of total
Delta Lloyd Levensverzekering NV 2,857,750 12.0%
Abingworth Management Limited 1,576,327 6.6%
Mr. A. Strating, TWE Beheer BV, TWE Investment BV, Gestion Deelnemingen IV BV 1,252,550 5.2%
Crucell Holland BV 1,236,097 5.2%
Gestion Deelnemingen V BV 1,184,602 5.0%
Johnson & Johnson 1,113,964 4.7%
GlaxoSmithKline 513,281 2.1%
Insiders 354,426 1.5%
Other shareholders 13,801,041 57.7%
TOTAL 23,890,038 100%



About Galapagos
Galapagos (Euronext: GLPG; OTC: GLPYY) is a mid-size biotechnology company specialized in the discovery and development of small molecule and antibody therapies with novel modes-of-action.  The Company is progressing one of the largest pipelines in biotech, with four clinical and over 50 small molecule discovery/pre-clinical programs.  Through risk/reward-sharing alliances with GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly, Janssen Pharmaceutica, Merck & Co. and Roche, Galapagos is eligible to receive up to €3 billion in downstream milestones, plus royalties.  Together with its BioFocus and Argenta service operations, Galapagos has over 670 employees and operates facilities in six countries, with global headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium.  More info at:




Galapagos NV
Onno van de Stolpe, CEO
Tel: +31 6 2909 8028


Elizabeth Goodwin, Director Investor Relations
Tel: +31 6 2291 6240



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