Galapagos increases share capital through subscription right exercises

Mechelen, Belgium; 20 March 2023, 21.01 CET; regulated information – Galapagos NV (Euronext & NASDAQ: GLPG) announces a share capital increase arising from subscription right exercises.

Galapagos issued 61,560 new ordinary shares on 20 March 2023, for a total capital increase (including issuance premium) of EUR 1,769,850.00.

In accordance with Belgian transparency legislation1, Galapagos also wishes to note that its total share capital currently amounts to EUR 356,444,938.61, the total number of securities conferring voting rights amounts to 65,897,071, which is also the total number of voting rights (the denominator), and all securities conferring voting rights and all voting rights are of the same category. The total number of rights (formerly known as ‘warrants’) to subscribe to not yet issued securities conferring voting rights is (i) 10,731,149 subscription rights under several outstanding personnel subscription right plans, which equals 10,731,149 voting rights that may result from the exercise of those subscription rights, and (ii) 1 subscription right issued to Gilead Therapeutics to subscribe for a maximum number of shares that is sufficient to bring the shareholding of Gilead (and its affiliated companies) to 29.9% of the actually issued and outstanding shares after the exercise of such subscription right. Galapagos does not have any convertible bonds or shares without voting rights outstanding.

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1 Belgian Act of 2 May 2007 on the disclosure of major shareholdings in issuers whose shares are admitted to trading on a regulated market (as amended from time to time).