Thursday, Dec 20, 2007

Genentech Announces January 14 Webcast Discussion of Financial and Other Business Results

South San Francisco, Calif. -- December 20, 2007 --

Genentech, Inc. (NYSE: DNA) will announce its 2007 fourth quarter and year-end financial results on Monday, January 14, 2008, after the close of the financial markets.

The announcement will be followed by a live webcast with Genentech management at 2:15 p.m. Pacific Time. The webcast can be accessed on Genentech's web site at http://www.gene.com and will be archived and available for replay until 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on February 4, 2008.

A telephonic replay of the webcast will be available beginning at 5:15 p.m. Pacific Time on January 14, 2008 through 5:15 p.m. Pacific Time on January 21, 2008. Access numbers for this replay are: 1-800-642-1687 (U.S./Canada) and 1-706-645-9291 (international); Conference ID number is 28051568.

About Genentech
Founded more than 30 years ago, Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes biotherapeutics for significant unmet medical needs. A considerable number of the currently approved biotechnology products originated from or are based on Genentech science. Genentech manufactures and commercializes multiple biotechnology products and licenses several additional products to other companies. The company has headquarters in South San Francisco, California and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DNA. For additional information about the company, please visit http://www.gene.com.

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