Agreement for Daratumumab Receives Antitrust Clearance

Agreement for Daratumumab Receives Antitrust Clearance

Company Announcement

  *Daratumumab license agreement with Janssen Biotech, Inc., one of the
    Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, receives antitrust
  *License agreement has now become effective
  *Issue of new Genmab shares to Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation
    pursuant to a subscription agreement is subject to formal approval of a
    private placement prospectus

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Sept. 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genmab A/S
(Copenhagen:GEN) announced today that the worldwide license agreement for
daratumumab with Janssen Biotech, Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical
Companies of Johnson & Johnson, has received antitrust clearance from the
Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of
Justice under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. This means that the license agreement
has now become effective. A private placement prospectus containing details of
the issue of new Genmab shares to Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation in
connection with the agreement has been prepared in accordance with the
applicable rules and regulations and filed with the Danish Financial
Supervisory Authority. Upon the agency's approval, the new Genmab shares will
be registered with the Danish Business Authority by way of a capital increase
in Genmab and subsequently admitted to official listing and trading on the
NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen A/S, after which the subscription agreement will be
considered effective. The license agreement with Janssen Biotech, Inc. was
first announced on August 30, 2012 (Company Announcements 20 and 21).

About daratumumab

Daratumumab is a human CD38 monoclonal antibody with broad-spectrum killing
activity. Daratumumab is in clinical development for multiple myeloma (MM).
Daratumumab targets the CD38 molecule which is highly expressed on the surface
of multiple myeloma cells. Daratumumab could also have potential in other
cancers on which CD38 is expressed, including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma,
chronic lymphocytic leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, plasma cell
leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, follicular lymphoma and mantle cell

About Genmab A/S

Genmab is a publicly traded, international biotechnology company specializing
in the creation and development of differentiated human antibody therapeutics
for the treatment of cancer. Founded in 1999, the company's first marketed
antibody, ofatumumab (Arzerra(r)), was approved to treat chronic lymphocytic
leukemia in patients who are refractory to fludarabine and alemtuzumab after
less than eight years in development. Genmab's validated and next generation
antibody technologies are expected to provide a steady stream of future
product candidates. Partnering of innovative product candidates and
technologies is a key focus of Genmab's strategy and the company has alliances
with top tier pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. For more
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Genmab(r); the Y-shaped Genmab logo(r); HuMax(r); HuMax-CD20(r);
HuMax(r)-EGFr; HuMax(r)-IL8; HuMax(r)-TAC; HuMax(r)-CD38; HuMax(r)-TF;
HuMax(r)-TF-ADC; HuMax(r)-Her2; HuMax(r)-cMet, HuMax(r)-CD74, DuoBody(tm)and
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Company Announcement no. 22
CVR no. 2102 3884

Genmab A/S
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1260 Copenhagen K
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