GENEART Again Honored with "BAVARIA'S BEST 50" Award

* GENEART is among the 50 most dynamic companies in Bavaria * GENEART was awarded "BAVARIA'S BEST 50" by the Bavarian State Ministry for the third time * The Group's net sales increased by an average of 58 % over the past four years Regensburg, July 2, 2009 - GENEART AG is among the 50 most dynamic companies in Bavaria and has been awarded "BAVARIA'S BEST 50" by the Bavarian State Ministry for the third time. Since its market entry in 2000, GENEART evolved to the world market leader in synthetic gene production. Furthermore, GENEART today is one of the leading experts worldwide in the area of Synthetic Biology. Driven by demand, GENEART has almost doubled its capacities each year since its foundation by continuous process improvements and an increasing level of automation. The number of employees has increased during this corporate development to approximately 190. A steady expansion of the application of gene synthesis in industry and research, also in the field of Synthetic Biology, allowed GENEART to increase its net sales on average by 58 % per annum over the last four years. The Group's net sales have grown from EUR 2.5M in 2004 to EUR 15.7M last year. GENEART expects its net sales for 2009 to reach at least previous year's level despite a difficult economic environment. The Bavarian State Minister for Economy, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology, Martin Zeil, honored the 50 most dynamic companies in Munich last night. The prize has been awarded for the eighth time to companies with particularly strong growth over the past years as indicated by increasing both net sales and number of employees by more than average. "We will continue to strengthen our technology leadership in the fields of Gene Synthesis and Synthetic Biology through our investments in automation and miniaturization, and will further increase our successful advancement as market leader. GENEART has a good basic position to profit more than average from an improvement of the market situation", said Daniel Seibert, CFO of GENEART AG. For further inquiries, please contact: Dr. Karoline Stürmer GENEART AG Josef-Engert-Str. 11 93053 Regensburg Phone: +49-(0)941-942 76-417 Fax: +49-(0)941-942 76-711 Frank Ostermair Better Orange IR & HV AG Haidelweg 48 81241 Munich Phone: +49-(0)89-8896906-10 Fax: +49-(0)89-8896906-66 Legal Information This document may contain estimates, prognoses and opinions about company plans and objectives, products or services, future results, opinions about these results or opinions leading up to these results. All these projections into the future are subject to risk, uncertainty and unforeseeable change outside the control of the GENEART AG. Many factors may lead to actual results, which considerably deviate from the given projections for these results. About GENEART AG: In 2000, GENEART entered the gene synthesis market and has since become the global market leader, and today, the company is one of the leading specialists in the Synthetic Biology field. Experts at GENEART provide key technologies for the development and production of new therapeutics and vaccines. Customers also take advantage of GENEART services to customize enzyme attributes, such as the attributes of enzymes used as detergent additives, and to construct bacteria, which produce complex biopolymers or break down polymers, such as synthetics, petroleum components, etc. Our production and service spectrum spans a wide range, from the production of synthetic genes according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000, to the creation of gene libraries in the combinatorial biology, to the development and production of DNA-based biologically active substances. GENEART AG in Regensburg and its subsidiaries GENEART Inc. in Toronto (Canada) and GENEART Inc. in San Francisco (USA) employ more than 190 people. The company is listed on the German Stock Exchange since May 2006. About BAVARIA's BEST 50: The honor BAVARIA'S BEST 50 was awarded for the eighth time on July 1, 2009. The Bavarian State Minister Martin Zeil honored Bavaria's 50 most dynamic companies, which showed particularly strong growth over the past years and which increased their net sales and number of employees by more than average, in the Kaisersaal of the Munich Residence. This award is meant to lead the way and at the same time encourage entrepreneurs and small and middle-sized companies in Bavaria. In 2009, the auditing company Ernst & Young AG determined BAVARIA'S BEST 50 based on the Birch Index, which main criteria are growth of net sales and number employees. Additional information under This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.