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Galapagos NV is a limited liability company organized under the laws of Belgium, having its registered office at Generaal De Wittelaan L11 A3, 2800 Mechelen, Belgium. Throughout this report, the term “Galapagos NV” refers solely to the non-consolidated Belgian company and references to “we,” “our,” “the group” or “Galapagos” include Galapagos NV together with its subsidiaries.
With the exception of filgotinib’s approval as Jyseleca® for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis by the European Commission, Great Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, our drug candidates mentioned in this report are investigational; their efficacy and safety have not been fully evaluated by any regulatory authority.
This report is published in Dutch and in English. In case of inconsistency between the Dutch and the English version, the Dutch version shall prevail. Galapagos is responsible for the translation and conformity between the Dutch and English version.
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Jyseleca® is a trademark of Galapagos NV and Gilead Sciences, Inc. or its related companies.
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This report contains forward-looking statements, all of which involve certain risks and uncertainties. These statements are often, but are not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “seek,” “estimate,” “may,” “will,” “could,” "would," “potential,” “forward,” “goal,” “next,” “stand to,” “continue,” “should,” “encouraging,” “aim,” "explore," “further” as well as similar expressions. Forward-looking statements contained in this report include, but are not limited to, statements made in the “Letter to our shareholders” section of this report, the information provided in the section captioned “Outlook 2022”, the guidance from management regarding the expected operational use of cash during financial year 2022, statements regarding our strategic and capital allocation priorities, statements regarding the acquisitions of CellPoint and AboundBio, including statements regarding anticipated benefits of the acquisitions and the integration of CellPoint and AboundBio into our portfolio and strategic plans, statements regarding our regulatory and R&D outlook, statements regarding expected financial results, statements regarding the amount and timing of potential future milestones, opt-in and/or royalty payments, our R&D strategy, including progress on our fibrosis portfolio and our SIK platform, and potential changes in such strategy, statements regarding our pipeline and complementary technology platforms driving future growth, statements regarding the strategic re-evaluation, statements regarding our expectations on commercial sales of filgotinib, statements regarding the global R&D collaboration with Gilead and the amendment of our arrangement with Gilead for the commercialization and development of filgotinib, statements regarding the expected timing, design and readouts of ongoing and planned clinical trials (or the discontinuation thereof) (i) with filgotinib in RA, UC and Crohn’s disease, (ii) with GLPG0555 in osteoarthritis, (iii) with GLPG3121 in IBD, (iv) with GLPG3667 in psoriasis and dermatomyositis, (v) with GLPG4399 in inflammation, (vi) with compounds from our SIKi portfolio, (vii) with GLPG4716 in IPF, (viii) with GLPG4586 and GLPG4605 in fibrosis, (ix) with GLPG2737 in ADPKD, (x) with CD19 CAR-T in 2 Phase 1/2a studies in rrNHL and rrCLL, and (xi) with the next-generation CAR-Ts and bispecific antibodies, including recruitment for trials and topline results for trials and studies in CAR-T, statements related to the EMA’s safety review of JAK inhibitors used to treat certain inflammatory disorders, including filgotinib, initiated at the request of the European Commission (EC) under article 20 of Regulation (EC) No 726/2004, statements relating to interactions with regulatory authorities, the timing or likelihood of additional regulatory authorities’ approval of marketing authorization for filgotinib for RA, UC or any other indication for filgotinib in Europe, Great Britain, Japan, and the U.S., such additional regulatory authorities requiring additional studies, the timing or likelihood of pricing and reimbursement interactions for filgotinib, statements relating to the build-up of our commercial organization, commercial sales for filgotinib and rollout in Europe, statements regarding the effect of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine on our operations and ongoing studies (including the impact on our DIVERSITY 1 study), statements regarding the expected impact of COVID-19, and statements regarding our strategy, business plans and focus. We caution the reader that forward-looking statements are based on our management’s current expectations and beliefs, and are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which might cause our actual results, financial condition and liquidity, performance or achievements, or the industry in which we operate, to be materially different from any historic or future results, financial conditions, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks include, but are not limited to, the risk that our beliefs, assumptions and expectations regarding our 2022 revenues and financial results or our 2022 operating expenses may be incorrect (including because one or more of our assumptions underlying our revenue or expense expectations may not be realized), the inherent risks and uncertainties associated with competitive developments, clinical trial and product development activities and regulatory approval requirements (including, but not limited to, the risk that data from our ongoing and planned clinical research programs in RA, rrNHL, rrCLL, Crohn’s disease, UC, IPF, osteoarthritis, other inflammatory indications and kidney disease or any other indication or disease, may not support registration or further development of our product candidates due to safety, or efficacy concerns, or other reasons), risks related to the acquisitions of CellPoint and AboundBio, including the risk that we may not achieve the anticipated benefits of the acquisitions of CellPoint and AboundBio, the inherent risks and uncertainties associated with target discovery and validation and drug discovery and development activities, risks related to our reliance on collaborations with third parties (including our collaboration partner Gilead), risks related to the implementation of the transition of the European commercialization responsibility of filgotinib from Gilead to us, the risk that the transition will not be completed on the currently contemplated timeline or at all, including the transition of the supply chain, and the risk that the transition will not have the currently expected results for our business and results of operations, the risk that estimates regarding our filgotinib development program and the commercial potential of our product candidates and our expectations regarding the costs and revenues associated with the transfer of European commercialization rights to filgotinib may be incorrect, the risk that we will not be able to continue to execute on our currently contemplated business plan and/or will revise our business plan, including the risk that our plans with respect to CAR-T may not be achieved on the currently anticipated timeline or at all, the risk that our projections and expectations regarding the commercial potential of our product candidates or expectations regarding the costs and revenues associated with the commercialization rights may be inaccurate, the risk that we will be unable to successfully achieve the anticipated benefits from our leadership transition plan, the risk that we will encounter challenges retaining or attracting talent, risks related to disruption in our operations due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the risks related to continued regulatory review of filgotinib following approval by relevant regulatory authorities and the EMA’s safety review of JAK inhibitors used to treat certain inflammatory disorders, including the risk that the EMA and/or other regulatory authorities determine that additional non-clinical or clinical studies are required with respect to filgotinib, the risk that the EMA may require that the market authorization for filgotinib in the EU be amended, the risk that the EMA may impose JAK class-based warnings, the risk that the EMA’s safety review may negatively impact acceptance of filgotinib by patients, the medical community and healthcare payors and the risks and uncertainties related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties and other risks can be found in our filings and reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including in our most recent annual report on Form 20‐F filed with the SEC and our subsequent filings and reports filed with the SEC. We also refer to the “Risk Factors” section of this report. Given these risks and uncertainties, the reader is advised not to place any undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. In addition, even if the result of our operations, financial condition and liquidity, or the industry in which we operate, are consistent with such forward-looking statements, they may not be predictive of results, performance or achievements in future periods. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of publication of this document. We expressly disclaim any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements in this document to reflect any change in our expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based or that may affect the likelihood that actual results will differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements, unless specifically required by law or regulation.