MECHELEN, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - September 07, 2012) - Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG) announced
today that it has received a transparency notification from The Capital
Companies, Inc., pursuant to Belgian legislation.
Galapagos received a transparency notification on 5 September 2012
Capital Group Companies, Inc. ("The Capital Group Companies"), a holding
of which Capital Research and Management Company is an affiliate. As a
of a corporate reorganization of The Capital Group Companies and its
ownership of Galapagos' securities is no longer reported by Capital
Management Company; instead, reports are now filed by The Capital
The Capital Group Companies has given notification of a holding of
Galapagos shares, which represents 5.85% of the 26,577,554 Galapagos
outstanding today. This is an increase from the 1,353,176 shares reported
notification previously made by Capital Research and Management Company.
Galapagos (Euronext: GLPG; OTC: GLPYY) is a mid-size clinical
biotechnology company specialized in the discovery and development of
molecule and antibody therapies with novel modes-of-action. The
progressing GLPG0634, as well as one of the largest pipelines in biotech,
four programs in development and over 30 discovery programs. The
Group has over 800 employees and operates facilities in six countries,
global headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium. More info at: www.glpg.com
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() Belgian Act of 2 May 2007 on the disclosure of major shareholdings
issuers whose shares are admitted to trading on a regulated market.
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