Thursday, Nov 18, 1993

J. Beers Named General Manager of Genentech Canada, Inc.

South San Francisco, Callf. -- November 18, 1993 --

Genentech, Inc. (NYSE: GNE) announced today that it has named Jerry Beers as General Manager of Genentech Canada, Inc. In this role, Beers will coordinate the development of Genentech's new product pipeline and business activities in Canada.

"Jerry is uniquely well suited to his new responsibility, given his in-depth familiarity with Genentech's drug development, planning, clinical research and sales and marketing activities,. said Senior Vice President Dick Brewer. "With this experience and his management skills, Jerry will help ensure we make the most of our opportunities in Canada at a time when Genentech is increasingly focusing on international markets."

Beers joined Genentech in 1989 as a marketing director. Most recently he has served as director, marketing planning and development. Prior to joining Genentech, Beers was in various product development, marketing and sales management positions at Dupont Merck, American Hospital Supply and Searle.

Located in Burlington, Ontario and originally a joint venture with Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech Canada was fully acquired by Genentech in 1990.

Genentech, Inc. is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets human pharmaceuticals for significant medical needs. The company has headquarters in South San Francisco, Califomia and is traded on the New York and Pacific Stock exchanges under the symbol GNE.

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