Galapagos increases share capital through warrant exercises

Mechelen, Belgium; 1 April 2016, 22.00 CET – Galapagos NV (Euronext & NASDAQ: GLPG) announces a share capital increase arising from warrant exercises. 

Galapagos issued 131,695 new ordinary shares on 1 April 2016, for a total capital increase (including issuance premium) of €1,409,307.45. 

Pursuant to the rules of the warrant exercise program of Galapagos’ Executive Committee adopted in 2013, Executive Committee members automatically are committed to exercise a minimum number of warrants, subject to certain conditions.  Accordingly, CEO Onno van de Stolpe exercised 10,000 warrants; two other Executive Committee members exercised an aggregate number of 5,000 warrants.  In addition to Onno van de Stolpe, three other Board members exercised an aggregate of 45,470 warrants.  Raj Parekh and Harrold van Barlingen exercised warrants to hold them as shares, increasing their shareholdings to 31,250 and 15,620 shares, respectively. 

In accordance with Belgian transparency legislation[1], Galapagos notes that its total share capital currently amounts to  €248,632,657.08; the total number of securities conferring voting rights is 45,968,738, 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 (warrants) to subscribe to not yet issued securities conferring voting rights is 3,152,997, which equals the total number of voting rights that may result from the exercise of these warrants.  Galapagos does not have any convertible bonds or shares without voting rights outstanding.

About Galapagos
Galapagos (Euronext & NASDAQ: GLPG) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company specialized in the discovery and development of small molecule medicines with novel modes of action.  Our pipeline comprises three Phase 2, three Phase 1, five pre-clinical, and 20 discovery studies in cystic fibrosis, inflammation, fibrosis, osteoarthritis and other indications.  We have discovered and developed filgotinib: in collaboration with Gilead we aim to bring this JAK1-selective inhibitor for inflammatory indications to patients all over the world.  Galapagos is focused on the development and commercialization of novel medicines that will improve people’s lives.  The Galapagos group, including fee-for-service subsidiary Fidelta, has approximately 440 employees, operating from its Mechelen, Belgium headquarters and facilities in The Netherlands, France, and Croatia.  More information at


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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