Capital Increase in Genmab as a Result of Employee Warrant Exercise and Projection of Improved Cash Position at the End of 2015

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, March 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genmab A/S (Copenhagen:GEN) will increase its share capital by 1,166,245 shares as a consequence of the exercise of employee warrants.

The increase is effected without any preemption rights for the existing shareholders of the company or others. The shares are subscribed in cash at the following price per share of nominally DKK 1:

  • 500 shares at DKK 26.75,
  • 4,812 shares at DKK 31.75,
  • 8,100 shares at DKK 40.41,
  • 1,000 shares at DKK 45.24,
  • 7,500 shares at DKK 46.74,
  • 2,625 shares at DKK 55.85,
  • 4,500 shares at DKK 66.60,
  • 3,625 shares at DKK 67.50,
  • 250 shares at DKK 68.65,
  • 7,500 shares at DKK 77,
  • 2,375 shares at DKK 79.25,
  • 1,500 shares at DKK 80.55,
  • 250 shares at DKK 98,
  • 12,150 shares at DKK 101,
  • 15,325 shares at DKK 114,
  • 1,812 shares at DKK 116,
  • 8,000 shares at DKK 129.75,
  • 3,550 shares at DKK 130,
  • 750 shares at DKK 147.50,
  • 104,625 shares at DKK 173,
  • 47,751 shares at DKK 184,
  • 750 shares at DKK 210,
  • 3,000 shares at DKK 210.50,
  • 59,594 shares at DKK 224,
  • 5,561 shares at DKK 225.90,
  • 3,025 shares at DKK 231.50,
  • 10,500 shares at DKK 234,
  • 7,500 shares at DKK 234.75,
  • 20,385 shares at DKK 246,
  • 128,400 shares at DKK 254,
  • 202,275 shares at DKK 272,
  • 62,350 shares at DKK 326.50,
  • 29,155 shares at DKK 329,
  • 19,436 shares at DKK 330,
  • 271,923 shares at DKK 352.50, and
  • 103,891 shares at DKK 364.

Proceeds to the company are approx. DKK 317.2 million. The increase corresponds to approx. 2.0 % of the company's share capital.

The increase includes the exercise of 17,500 warrants by board member Anders Gersel Pedersen and the exercise of 15,000 warrants by board member Burton G. Malkiel.

The new shares are ordinary shares without any special rights and are freely transferable negotiable instruments. The new shares give rights to dividends and other rights in relation to the company as of subscription, i.e. inter alia full rights to dividends for the financial year 2015. The new shares will be listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen after registration with the Danish Business Authority. Genmab A/S' current share capital amounts to DKK 56,967,419 and will after the capital increase be DKK 58,133,664. The capital increase is expected to be finalized shortly.

The exercise proceeds will increase the company's cash position accordingly. With the additional proceeds from this warrant exercise we are now projecting an improved cash position at the end of 2015 of DKK 2,600 - 2,700 million. This compares with the previous guidance of DKK 2,300 - 2,400 million. This is the only change to the financial guidance given on March 2, 2015.

About Genmab A/S

Genmab is a publicly traded, international biotechnology company specializing in the creation and development of differentiated human antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. Founded in 1999, the company currently has one marketed antibody, Arzerra(r) (ofatumumab) for the treatment of certain chronic lymphocytic leukemia indications and daratumumab in late stage clinical development for multiple myeloma. Additionally Genmab has a clinical pipeline with both late and early stage programs, and an innovative pre-clinical pipeline. Genmab's technology base consists of validated and proprietary next generation antibody technologies - the DuoBody(r) platform for generation of bispecific antibodies, and the HexaBody(tm) platform which creates effector function enhanced antibodies. Genmab's deep antibody expertise is expected to provide a stream of future product candidates. Partnering of selected innovative product candidates and technologies is a key focus of Genmab's strategy and the company has alliances with top tier pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. For more information visit

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Genmab A/S and its subsidiaries own the following trademarks: Genmab(r); the Y-shaped Genmab logo(r); Genmab in combination with the Y-shaped Genmab logo(tm); the DuoBody logo(tm); the HexaBody logo(tm); HuMax(r); HuMax-CD20(r); DuoBody(r); HexaBody(tm) and UniBody(r). Arzerra(r) is a registered trademark of the GSK group of companies.

Company Announcement no. 08
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Genmab A/S
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1260 Copenhagen K

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