Galapagos NV announced that it has received a transparency notification from Delta Lloyd, disclosing that they hold a 5.4% interest in the share capital of Galapagos.

Delta Lloyd Levensverzekeringen NV disclosed that they hold 1,145,000 shares in the share capital of Galapagos, as of 1 September 2008. This is the first notification Galapagos has received from Delta Lloyd Levensverzekeringen NV. Galapagos had 21,188,829 shares outstanding as of 1 September, 2008.

"We are very pleased to welcome Delta Lloyd as a major institutional shareholder in Galapagos," said Onno van de Stolpe, CEO. "Delta Lloyd is a highly respected investor, and we are proud of their confidence in the long term potential of the Company."