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Galapagos appoints Andrew Dickinson as Non-Executive Non-Independent Director to its Board

Galapagos NV
Galapagos NV

Mechelen, Belgium; 26 March 2024, 21:01 CET; Galapagos NV (Euronext & NASDAQ: GLPG) today announced that during its meeting of 26 March 2024, the Board of Directors appointed Mr. Dickinson as Non-Executive Non-Independent Director by way of cooptation.

Andrew Dickinson is Gilead's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and replaces Daniel O’Day, Gilead’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), who was a member of the Galapagos Board of Directors from 22 October 2019 to 26 March 2024.

Mr. Dickinson joined Gilead in 2016. Prior to his current role as CFO, he served as head of the company’s corporate development and strategy group. Before joining Gilead, Mr. Dickinson worked at Lazard as global co-head of the healthcare investment banking division. Earlier in his career, he served as general counsel and vice president of corporate development at Myogen, Inc., which was acquired by Gilead in 2006.
Mr. Dickinson is also a member of the Board of Directors of Sutter Health.

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“On behalf of the Galapagos Board of Directors, I am very pleased to welcome Andy to our Board,” said Dr. Paul Stoffels1, CEO and Chairman of Galapagos. “Andy brings valuable experience in corporate development, financial transactions and investment decision making to our Board as we continue to position our company for value creation for all our stakeholders. The Board and I also want to sincerely thank Dan for his valuable contributions to the Galapagos Board of Directors.”

“I am honored to step into Dan’s role as a member of the Galapagos Board of Directors,” said Mr. Dickinson. “I look forward to working with the team and to contributing to the company’s mission of pioneering on behalf of patients and accelerating innovation to address important medical needs.”

About Galapagos

We are a biotechnology company with operations in Europe and the US dedicated to developing transformational medicines for more years of life and quality of life. Focusing on high unmet medical needs, we synergize compelling science, technology, and collaborative approaches to create a deep pipeline of best-in-class small molecules, CAR-T therapies, and biologics in oncology and immunology. With capabilities from lab to patient, including a decentralized, point-of-care CAR-T manufacturing network, we are committed to challenging the status quo and delivering results for our patients, employees and shareholders. For additional information, please visit www.glpg.com or follow us on LinkedIn or X (formerly Twitter).

Contacts

Media inquiries
Marieke Vermeersch 
+32 479 490 603 
media@glpg.com

Investor inquiries 
Sofie Van Gijsel 
+1 781 296 1143
ir@glpg.com

Sandra Cauwenberghs 
+32 495 58 46 63 
ir@glpg.com

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1 Throughout this press release, ‘Dr. Paul Stoffels’ should be read as ‘Dr. Paul Stoffels, acting via Stoffels IMC BV’.

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