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Publication of Annual Report 2014 and invitation to the Annual Shareholders' Meeting to be held on 28 April 2015

MECHELEN, Belgium, March 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Galapagos NV (Euronext:GLPG) has the honor to invite the Shareholders, Warrant Holders, Directors and Statutory Auditor of the Company to the Annual Shareholders' Meeting that will be held on Tuesday 28 April 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (CET) at the registered office of the Company.

In order to be admitted to the Shareholders' Meeting, the holders of securities issued by the Company must comply with article 536 of the Belgian Companies Code and article 29 of the articles of association of the Company, and fulfill the formalities and make the notifications described in the convening notice.

The Annual Report 2014, convening notice, and other relevant documents can be found at http://www.glpg.com/index.php/companyoverview/shareholder-information/shareholder-meetings/

About Galapagos

Galapagos (Euronext:GLPG) (OTC:GLPYY) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company specialized in the discovery and development of small molecule medicines with novel modes of action, with a pipeline comprising three Phase 2 programs, two Phase 1 trials, five pre-clinical studies, and 25 discovery small-molecule and antibody programs in cystic fibrosis, inflammation, and other indications. In the field of inflammation, AbbVie and Galapagos signed a collaboration agreement for the development and commercialization of filgotinib. Filgotinib is an orally-available, selective inhibitor of JAK1 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and potentially other inflammatory diseases, currently in Phase 2B studies in RA and in Phase 2 in Crohn's disease. GLPG1205, a first-in-class inhibitor of GPR84, is currently being tested in a Phase 2 proof-of-concept trial in ulcerative colitis patients. GLPG1690, a first-in-class inhibitor of autotaxin, has shown favorable safety in a Phase 1 trial and is expected to enter Phase 2 in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. AbbVie and Galapagos also signed a collaboration agreement in cystic fibrosis to develop and commercialize molecules that address mutations in the CFTR gene. Potentiator GLPG1837 is currently in a Phase 1 trial, and corrector GLPG2222 is at the pre-clinical candidate stage. The Galapagos Group, including fee-for-service subsidiary Fidelta, has approximately 400 employees, operating from its Mechelen, Belgium headquarters and facilities in The Netherlands, France, and Croatia. Further information at: www.glpg.com

CONTACT

Galapagos NV

Elizabeth Goodwin, Head of Corporate Communications & IR

Tel: +31 6 2291 6240

ir@glpg.com

Galapagos forward-looking statements

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CONTACT: Galapagos NV Elizabeth Goodwin, Head of Corporate Communications & IR Tel: +31 6 2291 6240 ir@glpg.comSource:Galapagos NV