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2014-04-30

Galapagos NV: Invitation to the Extraordinary General Shareholders' Meeting to be held on 19 May 2014

Mechelen, Belgium; 30 April 2014 - Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG)
has the honor to invite the Shareholders, Warrant Holders, Directors and
Statutory Auditor of the Company to the Extraordinary General Shareholders'
Meeting that will be held on Monday 19 May 2014 at 2:00 p.m. (CET) at the
registered office of the Company. This is the second convening notice, as
the legally required quorum to discuss and resolve on the agenda items was
not reached at the first Meeting of 29 April 2014.

In order to be admitted to the Extraordinary 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 convening notice and other relevant documents can be found
athttp://www.glpg.com/index.php/companyoverview/shareholder-information/sh...

About Galapagos
Galapagos(Euronext: GLPG; OTC: GLPYY) is specialized in novel modes-of-action,
with a large pipeline comprising five Phase 2 studies (two led by GSK), one
Phase 1 study, six pre-clinical, and 20 discovery small-molecule and antibody
programs in cystic fibrosis, inflammation, antibiotics, metabolic disease,
and other indications. In the field of inflammation, AbbVie and Galapagos
signed a worldwide license agreement whereby AbbVie will be responsible for
further development and commercialization ofGLPG0634after Phase 2B. GLPG0634
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. Galapagos has
another selective JAK1 inhibitor in Phase 2 in ulcerative colitis and
psoriasis, GSK2586184 (formerly GLPG0778, in-licensed by GlaxoSmithKline in
2012). GLPG0974is the first inhibitor of FFA2 to be evaluated clinically for
the treatment of IBD; this program is currently in a Proof-of-Concept Phase 2
study. GLPG1205is a first-in-class molecule that targets inflammatory
disorders and has completed Phase 1. AbbVie and Galapagos signed an
agreement in CF whereby they work collaboratively to develop and
commercialize oral drugs that address two mutations in the CFTR gene, the
G551D and F508del mutation. PotentiatorGLPG1837is at the pre-clinical
candidate stage. Galapagos has 400 employees, operating from its Mechelen,
Belgium headquarters and facilities in The Netherlands, France, and Croatia.
Further information at:www.glpg.com

CONTACT

Elizabeth Goodwin, Head of Corporate Communications&Investor Relations
Tel: +31 6 2291 6240
ir@glpg.com

This release may contain forward-looking statements, including, without
limitation, statements containing the words "believes," "anticipates,"
"expects," "intends," "plans," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "could,"
"stands to," and "continues," as well as similar expressions. Such
forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties
and other factors which might cause the actual results, financial condition,
performance or achievements of Galapagos, or industry results, to be
materially different from any historic or future results, financial
conditions, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements. 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, unless required by law or
regulation.

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