Galapagos wins 2012 European Mediscience Awards

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MECHELEN, BELGIUM--(Marketwire -06/22/12)- Galapagos NV (GLPGF)announced today that it won the European Mediscience Awards forTransaction ofthe year and Chief Executive of the year at last night's ceremony inLondon. The Transaction of the year award recognizes the global collaborationwithAbbott for selective JAK1 inhibitor GLPG0634. The Chief Executive of theyearaward recognizes the leadership and other qualities demonstrated by Onnovan deStolpe.

"We are pleased to have won two European Mediscience awards, whichalsoacknowledge the efforts of the entire Galapagos team," said Dr RajParekh,Chairman of the Board of Directors of Galapagos. "Galapagos isexecuting itsstrategy to become a European leader in biotech, and these awardsrecognize theprogress Galapagos is making toward achieving that ambition."

About the European Mediscience Awards

The European Mediscience Awards have been held since 2002 and celebrate thebestin the quoted life science, healthcare and biotech industries. The eventhasgrown to be the largest annual gathering of private and publicly quotedhealthcare, biotech and life science companies in Europe, attracting over500attendees. More info at: www.mediscience-event.co.uk

About Galapagos

Galapagos (GLPGF) (GLPYY) is a mid-sizebiotechnology companyspecialized in the discovery and development of small molecule and antibodytherapies with novel modes-of-action. The Company is progressing GLPG0634,aswell as one of the largest pipelines in biotech, with four programs 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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