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    MorphoSys' Licensee Janssen Receives CHMP Positive Opinion for Tremfya(R) (guselkumab) for Treatment of Adults with Active Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) in the European Union (EU)

    DGAP-News: MorphoSys AG / Key word(s): Miscellaneous19.10.2020 / 07:00 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.MorphoSys' Licensee Janssen Receives CHMP Positive Opinion for Tremfya(R) (guselkumab) for Treatment of Adults with Active Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) in the European Union (EU)PLANEGG/MUNICH, Germany, October 19, 2020 - MorphoSys AG (FSE: MOR; Prime Standard Segment; MDAX & TecDAX; NASDAQ: MOR) announced today that its licensee Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (Janssen) has announced it received a positive opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommending the expanded use of Tremfya(R) (guselkumab) for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in the European Union (EU). Guselkumab is currently approved in the EU for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults who are candidates for systemic therapy.1PsA is a chronic, immune-mediated, inflammatory disease that most commonly appears in adults aged 30 to 50. Progressive and irreversible, it is characterized by debilitating joint damage, inflammation, enthesitis, dactylitis, axial disease, and skin lesions generally associated with psoriasis.2 There is no known cure, and it is estimated that up to a third of the 14 million people who are living with psoriasis in Europe will also go on to develop PsA.3,4"Active psoriatic arthritis, due to its irreversibility and chronic progression, is a high burden for both patients and their families", said Dr. Malte Peters, Chief Research and Development Officer at MorphoSys. "We are very pleased that Tremfya(R) has been recommended for expanded use by the CHMP, which opens up new treatment opportunities to improve patients' lives in the EU."The CHMP positive opinion is based on data from two first-in-class Phase 3 clinical studies - DISCOVER-1 and DISCOVER-2-that demonstrated both the efficacy and safety of guselkumab in the treatment of adult patients with active PsA. Both studies showed significant improvements in quality of life physical and mental component scores, and in both studies, guselkumab was well tolerated through week 24. Observed adverse events (AEs) showed to be generally consistent with previous studies of guselkumab and current Summary of Product Characteristics.1Developed and marketed by Janssen, Tremfya(R) is the first approved fully human monoclonal antibody that selectively binds to the p19 subunit of IL-23 and inhibits its interaction with the IL-23 receptor. It was generated utilizing MorphoSys' proprietary HuCAL(R) antibody technology and became the first drug based on MorphoSys' antibody technology to receive regulatory approval for the treatment of plaque psoriasis in 2017. It is currently approved in 72 countries for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy1, and in Canada, Japan, Brazil, Ecuador and the U.S. for the treatment of adult patients with active PsA. A final decision from the European Commission (EC) regarding PsA indication expansion is expected later this year.About the DISCOVER programDISCOVER-1 and DISCOVER-2 were Phase 3 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies that evaluated the safety and efficacy of Tremfya(R) in 1,120 adult patients with active PsA who had inadequate response to standard therapies. DISCOVER-1 evaluated 381 participants with active PsA who had an inadequate response to standard therapies, including participants previously treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha biologics. DISCOVER-2 included 739 patients who were biologic-naïve only and had an inadequate response to standard therapies.About MorphoSysMorphoSys (FSE & NASDAQ: MOR) is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of exceptional, innovative therapies for patients suffering from serious diseases. The focus is on cancer. Based on its leading expertise in antibody, protein and peptide technologies, MorphoSys, together with its partners, has developed and contributed to the development of more than 100 product candidates, of which 27 are currently in clinical development. In 2017, Tremfya(R), marketed by Janssen for the treatment of plaque psoriasis, became the first drug based on MorphoSys' antibody technology to receive regulatory approval. In July 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval of the company's proprietary product Monjuvi(R) (tafasitamab-cxix) in combination with lenalidomide in patients with a certain type of lymphoma. Headquartered near Munich, Germany, the MorphoSys group, including the fully owned U.S. subsidiary MorphoSys US Inc., has ~500 employees. More information at www.morphosys.com or www.morphosys-us.com.Monjuvi(R) and HuCAL(R) are registered trademarks of MorphoSys AG.Tremfya(R) is a registered trademark of Janssen Biotech, Inc.MorphoSys Forward-Looking StatementsThis communication contains certain forward-looking statements concerning the MorphoSys group of companies, including the clinical development of guselkumab in psoriatic arthritis led by Janssen, the further clinical development of guselkumab by Janssen as well as interactions with regulatory authorities and expectations regarding regulatory filings and possible approvals for guselkumab in psoriatic arthritis. The forward-looking statements contained herein represent the judgment of MorphoSys as of the date of this release and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which might cause the actual results, financial condition and liquidity, performance or achievements of MorphoSys, 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 MorphoSys' 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 MorphoSys' expectations regarding the clinical development of guselkumab in psoriatic arthritis led by Janssen, the further clinical development of guselkumab by Janssen as well as interactions with regulatory authorities and expectations regarding regulatory filings and possible approvals for guselkumab in psoriatic arthritis, MorphoSys' reliance on collaborations with third parties, estimating the commercial potential of its development programs and other risks indicated in the risk factors included in MorphoSys' Annual Report on Form 20-F and other filings with the US 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. MorphoSys 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 regulation.References:1. European Medicines Agency. TREMFYA Summary of Product Characteristics. 2019. Available at: www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/34321. Accessed September 2020.2. Belasco J and Wei N. Psoriatic Arthritis: What is Happening at the Joint? Rheumatol Ther 2019;6:305-315.3. Ogdie A and Weiss P. The Epidemiology Psoriatic Arthritis. Rheum Dis Clin North Am 2015;41(4):545-568.4. Ortonne JP and Prinz JC. Alefacept: A Novel and Selective Biologic Agent for the Treatment of Chronic Psoriasis. Eur J Dermatol 2004;14:41-45. For more information, please contact:  MorphoSys Media Contacts: Sophie Petersen Senior Specialist Tel: +49 (0)89 / 899 27 26033 sophie.petersen@morphosys.com Investor Contacts: Dr. Anja Pomrehn Senior Vice President Tel: +49 (0)89 / 899 27 26972 anja.pomrehn@morphosys.com Jeanette Bressi Director, US Communications Tel: +1 617-404-7816 jeanette.bressi@morphosys.com Dr. Julia Neugebauer Director Tel: +49 (0)89 / 899 27 179 julia.neugebauer@morphosys.com 19.10.2020 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Archive at www.dgap.de Language: English Company: MorphoSys AG Semmelweisstr. 7 82152 Planegg Germany Phone: +49 (0)89 899 27-0 Fax: +49 (0)89 899 27-222 E-mail: investors@morphosys.com Internet: www.morphosys.com ISIN: DE0006632003 WKN: 663200 Indices: MDAX, TecDAX Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange; Nasdaq EQS News ID: 1141458   End of News DGAP News Service

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    MorphoSys AG Successfully Places EUR 325 Million Convertible Bonds

    DGAP-News: MorphoSys AG / Key word(s): Financing13.10.2020 / 16:43 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OR AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA, JAPAN OR IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH, OR TO PERSONS IN ANY JURISDICTION TO WHOM, SUCH DISTRIBUTION WOULD BE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAWPlanegg/Munich, Germany, October 13, 2020MorphoSys AG Successfully Places EUR 325 Million Convertible Bonds MorphoSys AG (FSE: MOR; Prime Standard Segment; MDAX & TecDAX; NASDAQ: MOR) today successfully placed unsubordinated, unsecured convertible bonds due 2025 in an aggregate principal amount of EUR 325 million. The bonds will be convertible into new and/or existing no-par value ordinary bearer shares of MorphoSys. The pre-emptive rights (Bezugsrechte) of existing shareholders of the Company to subscribe for the convertible bonds were excluded.Jean-Paul Kress, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, said: "We are pleased with the success of the convertible bond issuance enabling MorphoSys to achieve highly attractive terms: a low coupon combined with a significant conversion premium allowing to set the conversion price close to MorphoSys' all-time share price high. The strong and high-quality demand achieved with this transaction, allowing us to optimize financing terms today, is a further testimony of investor support and belief in MorphoSys' long-term growth prospects."The convertible bonds with a denomination of EUR 100,000 each will be issued at 100% of their principal amount. Unless previously converted, redeemed or repurchased and cancelled, the convertible bonds will be redeemed at their principal amount on October 16, 2025. The convertible bonds were priced with a coupon of 0.625% per annum, payable semi-annually in arrear. The conversion price was set at EUR 131.29 representing a conversion premium of 40.0% above the reference share price of EUR 93.7766, being the volume-weighted average price (VWAP) of the shares on XETRA between launch and pricing.The Company may redeem all, but not some only, of the convertible bonds outstanding at their principal amount plus accrued interest with effect on or after November 6, 2023 if the price of the Company's share is equal to or exceeds 130% of the prevailing conversion price on each day within a certain period, or if less than 20% of the aggregate principal amount of the convertible bonds originally issued are outstanding.The convertible bonds were offered by way of an accelerated bookbuilding process to institutional investors outside the United States of America and any other jurisdiction in which offers or sales of the convertible bonds would be prohibited by applicable law.Settlement of the offering is expected to take place on or around October 16, 2020. The Company intends to arrange for the convertible bonds to be included to trading on the Open Market Segment (Freiverkehr) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange shortly thereafter.Use of ProceedsThe proceeds from the issue of the convertible bonds will be used for general corporate purposes, including proprietary development, inlicensing and/or M&A transactions.Lock-upThe Company has agreed to a lock-up of 90 calendar days following the settlement of the offering, subject to customary exemptions.Goldman Sachs International and J.P. Morgan acted as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners on the transaction.DisclaimersThis announcement may not be published, distributed or transmitted, directly or indirectly, in the United States of America (including its territories and possessions), Japan, Australia or any other jurisdiction where such announcement could be unlawful. The distribution of this announcement may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions and persons who are in possession of this document or other information referred to herein should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.This announcement does not constitute an offer of, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, securities of the Company or of any of its subsidiaries in the United States of America, Germany or any other jurisdiction. Neither this announcement nor anything contained herein shall form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, an offer in any jurisdiction. The securities offered will not be and have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to a U.S. Person absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements under the Securities Act.In the United Kingdom, this announcement is only directed at persons who (i) are investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended) (the "Order") or (ii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc. (all such persons together being referred to as "Relevant Persons")). This document must not be acted on, or relied upon, by persons who are not Relevant Persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons.In member states of the European Economic Area the placement of securities described in this announcement is directed exclusively at persons who are "qualified investors" within the meaning of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 (Prospectus Regulation).The convertible bonds are not intended to be offered, sold or otherwise made available to and should not be offered, sold or otherwise made available to any retail investor in the EEA or the UK. For these purposes, a "Retail Investor" means a person who is one (or more) of: (i) a retail client as defined in point (11) of Article 4(1) of MIFID II; (ii) a customer within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2016/97 (as amended, the "Insurance Distribution Directive"), where that customer would not qualify as a professional client as defined in point (10) of article 4(1) of MIFID II. Consequently, no key information document required by Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 (the "PRIIPs Regulation") for offering or selling the convertible bonds or otherwise making them available to retail investors in the EEA has been prepared and therefore offering or selling the convertible bonds or otherwise making them available to any retail investor in the EEA or the UK may be unlawful under the PRIIPs Regulation.No action has been taken that would permit an offering or an acquisition of the securities or a distribution of this announcement in any jurisdiction where such action would be unlawful. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes are required to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions.This announcement does not constitute a recommendation concerning the placement. Investors should consult a professional advisor as to the suitability of the placement for the person concerned.MorphoSys Forward-Looking StatementsThis communication contains certain forward-looking statements concerning the MorphoSys group of companies, including the expectations regarding tafasitamab's ability to treat patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, the further clinical development of tafasitamab, including ongoing confirmatory trials, additional interactions with regulatory authorities and expectations regarding future regulatory filings and possible additional approvals for tafasitamab as well as the commercial performance of tafasitamab. The words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "predict," "project," "would," "could," "potential," "possible," "hope" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. The forward-looking statements contained herein represent the judgment of MorphoSys as of the date of this release and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which might cause the actual results, financial condition and liquidity, performance or achievements of MorphoSys, 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 MorphoSys' 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 MorphoSys' expectations regarding risks and uncertainties related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to MorphoSys' business, operations, strategy, goals and anticipated milestones, including its ongoing and planned research activities, ability to conduct ongoing and planned clinical trials, clinical supply of current or future drug candidates, commercial supply of current or future approved products, and launching, marketing and selling current or future approved products, the global collaboration and license agreement for tafasitamab, the further clinical development of tafasitamab, including ongoing confirmatory trials, and MorphoSys' ability to obtain and maintain requisite regulatory approvals and to enroll patients in its planned clinical trials, additional interactions with regulatory authorities and expectations regarding future regulatory filings and possible additional approvals for tafasitamab as well as the commercial performance of tafasitamab, MorphoSys' reliance on collaborations with third parties, estimating the commercial potential of its development programs and other risks indicated in the risk factors included in MorphoSys' Annual Report on Form 20-F and other filings with the U.S. 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. MorphoSys 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 regulation.About MorphoSysMorphoSys (FSE & NASDAQ: MOR) is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of exceptional, innovative therapies for patients suffering from serious diseases. The focus is on cancer. Based on its leading expertise in antibody, protein and peptide technologies, MorphoSys, together with its partners, has developed and contributed to the development of more than 100 product candidates, of which 27 are currently in clinical development. In 2017, Tremfya(R), marketed by Janssen for the treatment of plaque psoriasis, became the first drug based on MorphoSys' antibody technology to receive regulatory approval. In July 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval of the company's proprietary product Monjuvi(R) (tafasitamab-cxix) in combination with lenalidomide in patients with a certain type of lymphoma. Headquartered near Munich, Germany, the MorphoSys group, including the fully owned U.S. subsidiary MorphoSys US Inc., has ~500 employees.More information at www.morphosys.com or MorphoSys-US.com.Monjuvi(R) is a registered trademark of MorphoSys AG.Tremfya(R) is a registered trademark of Janssen Biotech.For more information, please contact:MorphoSys AGDr. Anja PomrehnSenior Vice PresidentTel: +49 (0)89 / 899 27 26972anja.pomrehn@morphosys.comDr. Julia NeugebauerDirectorTel: +49 (0)89 / 899 27 179julia.neugebauer@morphosys.com13.10.2020 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Archive at www.dgap.de Language: English Company: MorphoSys AG Semmelweisstr. 7 82152 Planegg Germany Phone: +49 (0)89 899 27-0 Fax: +49 (0)89 899 27-222 E-mail: investors@morphosys.com Internet: www.morphosys.com ISIN: DE0006632003 WKN: 663200 Indices: MDAX, TecDAX Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange; Nasdaq EQS News ID: 1140693   End of News DGAP News Service

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    Ad hoc: MorphoSys AG Launches an Offering of approx. EUR 325 Million Convertible Bonds

    MorphoSys AG / Key word(s): FinancingAd hoc: MorphoSys AG Launches an Offering of approx. EUR 325 Million Convertible Bonds13-Oct-2020 / 07:45 CET/CESTDisclosure of an inside information acc. to Article 17 MAR of the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.Ad hoc release according to article 17 para. 1 MARPlanegg/Munich, Germany, October 13, 2020Ad hoc: MorphoSys AG Launches an Offering of approx.EUR 325 Million Convertible Bonds MorphoSys AG (FSE: MOR; Prime Standard Segment; MDAX & TecDAX; NASDAQ: MOR) today announces to launch an offering of unsubordinated, unsecured convertible bonds due 2025 in an aggregate principal amount of approximately EUR 325 million. The bonds will be convertible into up to approximately 2.65 million new and/or existing no-par value ordinary bearer shares of MorphoSys. The pre-emptive rights (Bezugsrechte) of existing shareholders of the Company to subscribe for the convertible bonds will be excluded.The convertible bonds with a denomination of EUR 100,000 each will be issued at 100% of their principal amount. Unless previously converted, redeemed or repurchased and cancelled, the convertible bonds will be redeemed at their principal amount on October 16, 2025. The convertible bonds will be offered with a coupon between 0.625% and 1.125% per annum, payable semi-annually in arrear. The conversion premium will be set between 35.0% and 40.0% above the reference share price, being the volume-weighted average price (VWAP) of the shares on XETRA between launch and pricing.The Company may redeem all, but not some only, of the convertible bonds outstanding at their principal amount plus accrued interest with effect on or after November 6, 2023 if the price of the Company's share is equal to or exceeds 130% of the prevailing conversion price on each day within a certain period, or if less than 20% of the aggregate principal amount of the convertible bonds originally issued are outstanding.The convertible bonds will be offered by way of an accelerated bookbuilding process to institutional investors outside the United States of America and any other jurisdiction in which offers or sales of the convertible bonds would be prohibited by applicable law.The final terms of the convertible bonds are expected to be determined and announced later today through a separate press release. Settlement of the offering is expected to take place on or around October 16, 2020. The Company intends to arrange for the convertible bonds to be included to trading on the Open Market Segment (Freiverkehr) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange shortly thereafter.Use of ProceedsThe proceeds from the issue of the convertible bonds will be used for general corporate purposes, including proprietary development, inlicensing and/or M&A transactions.Lock-upThe Company has agreed to a lock-up of 90 calendar days following the settlement of the offering, subject to customary exemptions.***END OF AD HOC RELEASEInformation and Explanation of the Issuer to this News:DisclaimersThis announcement may not be published, distributed or transmitted, directly or indirectly, in the United States of America (including its territories and possessions), Japan, Australia or any other jurisdiction where such announcement could be unlawful. The distribution of this announcement may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions and persons who are in possession of this document or other information referred to herein should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.This announcement does not constitute an offer of, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, securities of the Company or of any of its subsidiaries in the United States of America, Germany or any other jurisdiction. Neither this announcement nor anything contained herein shall form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, an offer in any jurisdiction. The securities offered will not be and have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the 'Securities Act') and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to a U.S. Person absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements under the Securities Act.In the United Kingdom, this announcement is only directed at persons who (i) are investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended) (the 'Order') or (ii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc. (all such persons together being referred to as 'Relevant Persons')). This document must not be acted on, or relied upon, by persons who are not Relevant Persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons.In member states of the European Economic Area the placement of securities described in this announcement is directed exclusively at persons who are 'qualified investors' within the meaning of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 (Prospectus Regulation).The convertible bonds are not intended to be offered, sold or otherwise made available to and should not be offered, sold or otherwise made available to any retail investor in the EEA or the UK. For these purposes, a 'Retail Investor' means a person who is one (or more) of: (i) a retail client as defined in point (11) of Article 4(1) of MIFID II; (ii) a customer within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2016/97 (as amended, the 'Insurance Distribution Directive'), where that customer would not qualify as a professional client as defined in point (10) of article 4(1) of MIFID II. Consequently, no key information document required by Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 (the 'PRIIPs Regulation') for offering or selling the convertible bonds or otherwise making them available to retail investors in the EEA has been prepared and therefore offering or selling the convertible bonds or otherwise making them available to any retail investor in the EEA or the UK may be unlawful under the PRIIPs Regulation.No action has been taken that would permit an offering or an acquisition of the securities or a distribution of this announcement in any jurisdiction where such action would be unlawful. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes are required to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions.This announcement does not constitute a recommendation concerning the placement. Investors should consult a professional advisor as to the suitability of the placement for the person concerned.MorphoSys Forward-Looking StatementsThis communication contains certain forward-looking statements concerning the MorphoSys group of companies, including the expectations regarding tafasitamab's ability to treat patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, the further clinical development of tafasitamab, including ongoing confirmatory trials, additional interactions with regulatory authorities and expectations regarding future regulatory filings and possible additional approvals for tafasitamab as well as the commercial performance of tafasitamab. The words 'anticipate,' 'believe,' 'estimate,' 'expect,' 'intend,' 'may,' 'plan,' 'predict,' 'project,' 'would,' 'could,' 'potential,' 'possible,' 'hope' and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. The forward-looking statements contained herein represent the judgment of MorphoSys as of the date of this release and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which might cause the actual results, financial condition and liquidity, performance or achievements of MorphoSys, 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 MorphoSys' 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 MorphoSys' expectations regarding risks and uncertainties related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to MorphoSys' business, operations, strategy, goals and anticipated milestones, including its ongoing and planned research activities, ability to conduct ongoing and planned clinical trials, clinical supply of current or future drug candidates, commercial supply of current or future approved products, and launching, marketing and selling current or future approved products, the global collaboration and license agreement for tafasitamab, the further clinical development of tafasitamab, including ongoing confirmatory trials, and MorphoSys' ability to obtain and maintain requisite regulatory approvals and to enroll patients in its planned clinical trials, additional interactions with regulatory authorities and expectations regarding future regulatory filings and possible additional approvals for tafasitamab as well as the commercial performance of tafasitamab, MorphoSys' reliance on collaborations with third parties, estimating the commercial potential of its development programs and other risks indicated in the risk factors included in MorphoSys' Annual Report on Form 20-F and other filings with the U.S. 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. MorphoSys 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 regulation.About MorphoSysMorphoSys (FSE & NASDAQ: MOR) is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of exceptional, innovative therapies for patients suffering from serious diseases. The focus is on cancer. Based on its leading expertise in antibody, protein and peptide technologies, MorphoSys, together with its partners, has developed and contributed to the development of more than 100 product candidates, of which 27 are currently in clinical development. In 2017, Tremfya(R), marketed by Janssen for the treatment of plaque psoriasis, became the first drug based on MorphoSys' antibody technology to receive regulatory approval. In July 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval of the company's proprietary product Monjuvi(R) (tafasitamab-cxix) in combination with lenalidomide in patients with a certain type of lymphoma. Headquartered near Munich, Germany, the MorphoSys group, including the fully owned U.S. subsidiary MorphoSys US Inc., has ~500 employees.More information at www.morphosys.com or MorphoSys-US.com.Monjuvi(R) is a registered trademark of MorphoSys AG.Tremfya(R) is a registered trademark of Janssen Biotech.For more information, please contact:MorphoSys AGDr. Anja PomrehnSenior Vice PresidentTel: +49 (0)89 / 899 27 26972anja.pomrehn@morphosys.comDr. Julia NeugebauerDirectorTel: +49 (0)89 / 899 27 179julia.neugebauer@morphosys.com13-Oct-2020 CET/CEST The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Archive at www.dgap.de Language: English Company: MorphoSys AG Semmelweisstr. 7 82152 Planegg Germany Phone: +49 (0)89 899 27-0 Fax: +49 (0)89 899 27-222 E-mail: investors@morphosys.com Internet: www.morphosys.com ISIN: DE0006632003 WKN: 663200 Indices: MDAX, TecDAX Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange; Nasdaq EQS News ID: 1140422   End of Announcement DGAP News Service