Galapagos Increases Share Capital Through Warrant Exercises

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MECHELEN, BELGIUM--(Marketwire -06/29/12)- Galapagos NV (GLPGF)announced todaya capital increase arising from employee warrant exercises.

Since its inception in 1999, Galapagos has used warrant plans toincentivizepersonnel and management and have them share in the success of thecompany.Following warrant exercises during the exercise period from 9 June 2012through22 June 2012, Galapagos issued 18,699 new ordinary shares on 29 June 2012for atotal capital increase (including issuance premium) of EUR160,253.07. Nomemberof the Board or Executive Committee exercised warrants.

To date, Galapagos' total share capital amounts to EUR143,770,414.14;the totalnumber of securities conferring voting rights is 26,577,554, which isalso thetotal number of voting rights (the "denominator"), and all securitiesconferringvoting rights and all voting rights are of the same category. The totalnumberof rights (warrants) to subscribe to not yet issued securities conferringvotingrights is 3,171,362, which equals the total number of voting rightsthat mayresult from the exercise of these warrants. Galapagos does nothave anyconvertible bonds or shares without voting rights outstanding.

About Galapagos
Galapagos (GLPGF) (GLPYY) is a mid-sizebiotechnology companyspecialized in the discovery and development of small molecule andantibodytherapies with novel modes-of-action. The Company is progressingGLPG0634, aswell as one of the largest pipelines in biotech, with fourprograms indevelopment and over 30 discovery programs. The Galapagos Group has about800employees and operates facilities in six countries, with globalheadquarters inMechelen, Belgium. More info at: www.glpg.com

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