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Argenta Discovery Ltd. Announces Integrated Drug Discovery Collaboration With Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation  
4/17/2013 9:36:30 AM

Harlow, UK, 17 April 2013 – Argenta, a Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG) company that provides drug discovery services from target validation to development candidate nomination, announced today that it has signed a collaboration agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim. Under the terms of the agreement, Argenta will apply its extensive respiratory drug discovery services to an undisclosed target within Boehringer Ingelheim’s respiratory disease portfolio.

Commenting on the agreement, Dr. John Montana, Argenta’s Managing Director said, “We are delighted to have secured this contract with Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading companies in the development of drugs for respiratory diseases, and it is testament to the strength and depth of Argenta’s integrated drug discovery capabilities and expertise in this therapeutic area. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration leading to the delivery of pre-clinical candidates against the target of interest.”

About Argenta

Argenta is a fully-integrated drug discovery services provider and a trusted partner for many world-leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies including AstraZeneca, Genentech, Janssen and Zafgen. Argenta’s contract drug discovery services include chemistry, physical sciences, CADD, biology, structural biology, ADMET/PK and respiratory disease models. Projects are tailored to meet client needs as required and delivered by an integrated project team. Argenta combines a comprehensive range of discovery services with multiple disease area expertise including respiratory, oncology, pain and inflammatory disease, providing a compelling combination of scientific excellence, a full in vitro and in vivo pharmacology and DMPK capability, cutting edge medicinal chemistry thinking and cost-effectiveness.

Argenta provides fully-integrated and stand-alone services from target validation through to Development Candidate nomination and has built an industry-leading track record of delivering development compounds, averaging over three development compounds per year.

Founded in 2000, Argenta currently employs over 145 scientists in the UK with an average of 17 years’ pharmaceutical drug discovery expertise. Argenta has delivered 40 development candidates in 12 years, and greater than 85% of the Company’s contract research is repeat business. More information at: www.argentadiscovery.com.

CONTACTS

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Sarah Jeffery

Zyme Communications

Tel: +44 7771 730919

Email: sarah.jeffery@zymecommunications.com

Argenta

John Montana

Managing Director, Argenta

Tel. +44 1279 645645

Email: John.Montana@glpg.com