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2016-01-18

Ablynx: PERCEPTIVE ADVISORS LLC ANNOUNCE 5.06% SHAREHOLDING IN ABLYNX

REGULATED INFORMATION

GHENT, Belgium, 18 January 2016
-Ablynx[Euronext Brussels: ABLX; OTC: ABYLY]

today announced, in accordance with Article 14 of the Belgian Law of 2 May 2007 regarding the publication of major shareholdings in issuers whose securities are admitted to trading on a regulated market (the "Transparency Law"), that it received a notification of shareholdings from Perceptive Advisors LLC.The above shareholders notified Ablynx that they have exceeded the 5%
threshold on 12 January 2016 and now hold 2,773,439 Ablynx shares,
representing 5.06% of the current 54,812,374 outstanding Ablynx shares.

Full versions of all transparency notifications are available on Ablynx
website, under the sectionInvestors.

About Ablynx

Ablynxis a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development ofNanobodies®,
proprietary therapeutic proteins based on single-domain antibody fragments,
which combine the advantages of conventional antibody drugs with some of the
features of small-molecule drugs. Ablynx is dedicated to creating new
medicines which will make a real difference to society. Today, the Company
has approximately40 proprietary and partnered programmesin development in
various therapeutic areas including inflammation, haematology,
immuno-oncology, oncology and respiratory disease. The Company has
collaborations with multiple pharmaceutical companies including AbbVie,
Boehringer Ingelheim, Eddingpharm, Genzyme, Merck&Co., Inc., Merck KGaA,
Novartis, Novo Nordisk and Taisho Pharmaceuticals. The Company is
headquartered in Ghent, Belgium. More information can be found
onwww.ablynx.com.

For more information, please contact

Ablynx:

Dr Edwin Moses
CEO
t: +32 (0)9 262 00 07
m: +32 (0)473 39 50 68
e: edwin.moses@ablynx.com

Marieke Vermeersch
Associate Director Investor Relations
t: +32 (0)9 262 00 82
m: +32 (0)479 49 06 03
e: marieke.vermeersch@ablynx.com

Follow us on Twitter @AblynxABLX

Ablynx media relations
Instinctif Partners:

Sue Charles, Daniel Gooch
London office
t: +44 (0)20 7866 7905
e:ablynx@instinctif.com

Belgium/Dutch and French language
Jim Rusagara
Brussels office
t: +32 (0)2 626 9500
e:ablynx@instinctif.com

Pdf version of the press release
http://hugin.info/137912/R/1979283/725054.pdf

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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Ablynx via Globenewswire

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