Criteria and methods to evaluate performance

Criteria and methods to evaluate the performance of Galapagos NV’s CEO and other executive committee members in connection with their performance-based remuneration

The executive director (CEO) and the members of the executive committee are eligible for performance-based remuneration (bonus). The level of the achieved bonus is established annually by the board of directors upon recommendation of the nomination and remuneration committee (with respect to the other members of the executive committee, such recommendation is based on proposals from the CEO). The award of a bonus is merit-driven and based on the group’s performance rating system that is based on annual individual performance (including exceptional deliverables) in combination with our overall performance, compared to the level of achievement of individual and corporate objectives that are established annually. The corporate objectives and the CEO’s objectives are established annually by the board of directors, and the objectives of the other members of the executive committee are established annually by the CEO. For 2017, the corporate objectives included elements of clinical trial progression, cash position, corporate development and business development. Each of the corporate objectives is clear and measurable so that it is easy to determine whether or not a specific objective has been achieved or not.