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Galapagos NV: Galapagos receives transparency notification from Wellington Management Group LLP

Mechelen, Belgium; 1 February 2016 - Galapagos NV (Euronext&NASDAQ: GLPG)
received a transparency notification from Wellington Management Group LLP.

Pursuant to Belgian transparency legislation[1], Galapagos received a
transparency notification on 28 January 2016 from Wellington Management Group
LLP, who notified that the 2,168,093 Galapagos shares held by its
entirely-controlled subsidiary Wellington Management Company LLP on 19
January 2016 represent 4.73% of the current 45,837,043 outstanding Galapagos
shares as a result of Galapagos' most recent capital increase. Wellington
Management Group LLC's shareholding thus passively decreased below the lowest
5% threshold of Galapagos' voting rights. This is the second transparency
notice received from Wellington Management Group LLP, reporting an increased
number of shares held since the first notice. The full transparency notice
is available for viewing on the Galapagos website.

About Galapagos
Galapagos (Euronext&NASDAQ: GLPG) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company
specialized in the discovery and development of small molecule medicines with
novel modes of action. Our pipeline comprises two Phase 2, four Phase 1,
five pre-clinical, and 20 discovery studies in cystic fibrosis, inflammation,
fibrosis, osteoarthritis and other indications. We have discovered and
developed filgotinib: in collaboration with Gilead we aim to bring this
JAK1-selective inhibitor for inflammatory indications to patients all over
the world. Galapagos is focused on the development and commercialization of
novel medicines that will improve people's lives. 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. More information at


Investors: Media:

Elizabeth Goodwin Evelyn Fox
VP IR&Corporate Communications Director Communications
+1 781 460 1784 +31 6 53 591

Galapagos Forward-Looking Statements
This release may contain forward-looking statements. Galapagos cautions the
reader that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future
performance. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors which might cause the actual results,
financial condition and liquidity, performance or achievements of Galapagos,
or industry results, to be materially different from any historic or future
results, financial conditions and liquidity, performance or achievements
expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition, even
if Galapagos' results, performance, financial condition and liquidity, and
the development of the industry in which it operates are consistent with such
forward-looking statements, they may not be predictive of results or
developments in future periods. Among the factors that may result in
differences are the inherent uncertainties associated with competitive
developments, clinical trial and product development activities and
regulatory approval requirements, Galapagos' reliance on collaborations with
third parties, and estimating the commercial potential of our product
candidates. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties and
other risks can be found in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission
filing and reports, including in the company's prospectus filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission on May 14, 2015 and subsequent filings and
reports filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Given these uncertainties, the reader is advised not to place any undue
reliance on such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking
statements speak only as of the date of publication of this document.
Galapagos expressly disclaims any obligation to update any such
forward-looking statements in this document to reflect any change in its
expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or
circumstances on which any such statement is based or that may affect the
likelihood that actual results will differ from those set forth in the
forward-looking statements, unless specifically required by law or
---------------------------------------[1] Belgian Act of 2 May 2007 on the disclosure of major shareholdings in
issuers whose shares are admitted to trading on a regulated market

Galapagos receives transparancy notification from Wellington


This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Galapagos NV via Globenewswire


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