Arzerra Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Net Sales Figures

Company Announcement

  • Arzerra worldwide net sales in Q4 2012 totaled GBP 14.5 million
  • Full year 2012 Arzerra sales were GBP 60 million, an increase of 38% over 2011
  • Genmab royalty income is DKK 27 million for Q4 2012 and DKK 111 million for the year

COPENHAGEN, Denmark; February 6, 2013 - Genmab A/S (Copenhagen:GEN) announced today Arzerra(r) (ofatumumab) net sales during the fourth quarter of 2012 were GBP 14.5 million (approx. DKK 133.2 million). This figure consists of net sales in the U.S. of GBP 10.3 million and in the rest of the world GBP 4.2 million. Under the terms of the collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Genmab expects to receive a royalty payment of approximately DKK 27 million.

Full year 2012 net sales of Arzerra totaled GBP 60 million (approx. DKK 552 million) worldwide, resulting in total royalty income to Genmab of approximately DKK 111 million for the year.

The conversion from GBP to DKK has been made using the Danish Central Bank average rates for the respective quarters in 2012.

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's first marketed antibody, ofatumumab (Arzerra(r)), was approved to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia in patients who are refractory to fludarabine and alemtuzumab after less than eight years in development. Genmab's validated and next generation antibody technologies are expected to provide a steady stream of future product candidates. Partnering of 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); HuMax(r); HuMax-CD20(r); DuoBody(r), HexaBodyTM and UniBody(r). Arzerra(r) is a trademark of GlaxoSmithKline.

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