Provisions for severance

Contractual provisions regarding compensation for severance for the Galapagos NV executive committee members

The contracts between Galapagos NV (or its relevant affiliates) and the CEO and other members of the executive committee do not provide for severance compensation. They do not contain notice periods that exceed six months. However, Galapagos NV entered into undertakings with the CEO and the other members of the executive committee, providing that in case their contract with the group is terminated as a result of a change of control of Galapagos, they would be entitled to a severance compensation of 12 months’ base salary for the CEO and 9 months’ base salary for the other members of the executive committee.