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News Release

Lonza Publishes Invitation to the Annual General Meeting 2013

18 March 2013 - Lonza today announced that it has published its invitation to
the Annual General Meeting 2013 on 9 April. It can be accessed on lonza.com
through the following link:


About Lonza

Lonza is one of the world's leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical,
healthcare and life science industries. Products and services span its
customers' needs from research to final product manufacture. It is the global
leader in the production and support of chemical and biological active
pharmaceutical ingredients. Biopharmaceuticals are one of the key growth
drivers of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Lonza has strong
capabilities in large and small molecules, peptides, amino acids and niche
bioproducts which play an important role in the development of novel medicines
and healthcare products. Lonza is also the world leader in microbial control
providing innovative, chemistry-based and related solutions to destroy or to
selectively inhibit the growth of harmful microorganisms. Its activities
encompass the areas of water treatment, personal care, health and hygiene,
industrial preservation, materials protection, and wood treatment. In
addition, Lonza is a leader in cell-based research, endotoxin detection and
cell therapy manufacturing. Furthermore, the company is a leading provider of
value chemical and biotech ingredients to the nutrition and agro markets.

Lonza is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and is listed on the SIX Swiss
Exchange and secondary listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading
Limited ("SGX-ST"). In 2012, the company had sales of CHF 3.925 billion.
Further information can be found at www.lonza.com.

Further Information

Lonza Group Ltd                 Lonza Group Ltd         Lonza Group Ltd
Head of Corporate               Investor Relations      Media Relations
Dominik Werner                  Dirk Oehlers            Melanie Disa
Tel +41 61 316 8798             Tel +41 61 316 8540     Tel +1 201 316 9413
dominik.werner@lonza.com        dirk.oehlers@lonza.com  melanie.disa@lonza.com

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