Tuesday, Mar 13, 1984

King of Sweden Presents Genentech President with Membership in Royal Swedish Academy

South San Francisco, Calif. -- March 13, 1984 --

His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden today presented Genentech president Robert A. Swanson with a certificate of membership in the prestigious Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. The presentation took place during a visit to Genentech by the Royal Technology Mission to the U.S. West Coast.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences is a Swedish national institution established for the purposes of promoting engineers, scientists, economists, and leaders from both the private and public sectors.

Commenting on his nomination to the Academy, Mr. Swanson said: "This is a great honor for me, both personally and professionally. My ancestry is Swedish. In addition, Genentech has developed a number of strong relationships with major Swedish companies and has good Swedish investor support. I look forward to building our affiliations in Sweden."

Genentech, Inc. is a leading biotechnology company. It is focused on the development, manufacture and marketing of recombinant DNA products, principally for human and animal health.

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