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May 30, 2011 12:14 ET

Ronald Brus Resigns From the Galapagos Board

MECHELEN, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - May 30, 2011) - Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG) announced today that Dr Ronald Brus has resigned from the Board of Directors.

Ronald Brus is President and Chief Executive Officer of Crucell. Dr Brus was a member of the Galapagos Board of Directors from 2000 until Galapagos' IPO in May 2005 and later rejoined the Board in April 2010. In February 2011, Crucell was acquired by Johnson & Johnson. Corporate policies at Johnson & Johnson stipulate that managers cannot serve as a member of any Board of Directors, and therefore Dr Brus resigned from Galapagos' Board effective 25 May 2011.

"We thank Ronald again for his contribution as a Board member," said Onno van de Stolpe, CEO of Galapagos. "Ronald has been involved with Galapagos from the start, and we have benefited from his strategic insights and experience as a successful biotech CEO. We wish him the best within Johnson & Johnson."

About Galapagos

Galapagos (Euronext: GLPG) (PINKSHEETS: 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 six programs in development and over 50 discovery programs. Through risk/reward-sharing alliances with GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly, Janssen Pharmaceutica, Roche and Servier, Galapagos is eligible to receive up to EUR2.5 billion in downstream milestones, plus royalties. The Galapagos Group has over 800 employees and operates facilities in seven countries, with global headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium. More info at: www.glpg.com

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