Galapagos NV ("the Company")
2 November 2007
Pursuant to Rule 17 of the AiM rules for companies, Galapagos
discloses that the Company was advised on 30 October 2007 that Dirk
Pollet, an Executive Committee Member of the Company, sold 4,970
shares at EUR 8.00 on 25 October 2007, and 2,085 shares at EUR 8.00
on 26 October 2007 on Euronext, decreasing his interest in the share
capital of the Company from 29,750 (representing 0.14% of the share
capital) to 22,695 (representing 0.11% of the share capital).
This release may contain forward-looking statements, including,
without limitation, statements containing the words "believes,"
"anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "seeks," "estimates,"
"may," "will," "could," "stands to," and "continues," as well as
similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements may involve
known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which might
cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or
achievements of Galapagos, or industry results, to be materially
different from any historic or future results, financial conditions,
performance or achievements expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements. Given these uncertainties, the reader is
advised not to place any undue reliance on such forward-looking
statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the
date of publication of this document. Galapagos expressly disclaims
any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements in this
document to reflect any change in its expectations with regard
thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which
any such statement is based, unless required by law or regulation.