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Evotec Expands Compound Management Capability to East Coast of the United States

HAMBURG, Germany, April 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evotec AG (Frankfurt:EVT) (TecDAX) (ISIN:DE0005664809) today announced that Evotec (US) Inc. has executed a multi-year lease on a facility specifically designed to expand the offering of its Compound Management Services on the East Coast of the United States.

The facility, located in Branford Connecticut, is strategically positioned to support the strong presence of Evotec's drug discovery collaborators along the East Coast of the United States. The new facility will be modern, cost effective and scalable for continued growth. The investment into industry leading technologies, specifically aimed at library management, and the access to incremental space will enable Evotec to better support the East Coast pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry for the coming years. The facility will be fully operational early Q3 2013 and will complement the existing facility in South San Francisco which will continue to be fully operational and serve existing clients.

Scott Snyder, Executive Vice President Compound Management of Evotec, commented: "This is an important strategic expansion of our EVT Execute compound management offering which Evotec first acquired in South San Francisco in 2011. The significant investment will enable Evotec to better compete for East Coast compound management opportunities and continue to provide the very best services and solutions to our partners."

About Evotec AG

Evotec is a drug discovery alliance and development partnership company focused on rapidly progressing innovative product approaches with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. We operate worldwide providing the highest quality stand-alone and integrated drug discovery solutions, covering all activities from target-to-clinic. The Company has established a unique position by assembling top-class scientific experts and integrating state-of-the-art technologies as well as substantial experience and expertise in key therapeutic areas including neuroscience, pain, metabolic diseases as well as oncology and inflammation. Evotec has long-term discovery alliances with partners including Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, CHDI, Genentech, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, MedImmune/AstraZeneca and Ono Pharmaceutical. In addition, the Company has existing development partnerships and product candidates both in clinical and pre-clinical development. These include partnerships with Boehringer Ingelheim, MedImmune and Andromeda (Teva) in the field of diabetes, with Janssen Pharmaceuticals in the field of depression and with Roche in the field of Alzheimer's disease. For additional information please go to www.evotec.com.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS — Information set forth in this press release contains forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements contained herein represent the judgement of Evotec as of the date of this report. Such forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, and which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statements to reflect any change in our expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

CONTACT: Gabriele Hansen Head of Corporate Communications +49.(0)40.560 81-255 +49.(0)40.560 81-222 Fax gabriele.hansen@evotec.com Evotec AG Manfred Eigen Campus Essener Bogen 7 22419 Hamburg (Germany)Source:Evotec AG