MorphoSys Appoints New Supervisory Board Member

July 06, 2001 / 12:00 am, CEST

MorphoSys AG (Neuer Markt: MOR) announced today that at its annual shareholder meeting yesterday, the Company's shareholders confirmed the appointment of Dr. Jörg Reinhardt to the MorphoSys supervisory board. In his current position as Director of Pharmaceutical Development and member of the Executive Committee at Novartis Pharma, Dr. Reinhardt is responsible for worldwide pre-clinical and clinical drug development, clinical pharmacology, regulatory affairs and project management.

"Dr. Reinhardt' s extensive knowledge in product development will play an important role at MorphoSys as we build our own internal product pipeline," commented Dr. Simon Moroney, MorphoSys AG. "We look forward to working with him and are sure he will complement the existing experience on our board."

In addition to the confirmation of Dr. Reinhardt's appointment to the supervisory board, all other management proposals of the shareholder assembly agenda were passed at the meeting, which took place in Planegg/Munich, Germany.

About MorphoSys:
MorphoSys develops and applies innovative technologies for the production of synthetic antibodies, which accelerate drug discovery and target characterization. Founded in 1992, the Company's proprietary Human Combinatorial Antibody Library (HuCAL®) technology is used by researchers world-wide for human antibody generation. The Company currently has licensing and research collaborations with Bayer (Berkeley, California/USA), Biogen (Cambridge, Massachusetts/USA), Centocor (Malvern, PA/USA), Chiron (Emeryville, California/USA), DuPont Pharmaceuticals (Wilmington, Delaware/USA), Eos Biotechnology (South San Francisco/California/USA), GPC Biotech AG (Munich/Germany), Hoffmann-La Roche AG (Basel/Switzerland), ImmunoGen (Cambridge, Massachusetts/USA), Millennium (Cambridge, Mass/USA) and ProChon Biotech (Revohot/Israel).

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MorphoSys AG

Dave Lemus
Chief Financial Officer
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Dr. Claudia Gutjahr-Löser
Manager Corporate Communications
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