Thursday, Jun 28, 2001

Genentech Announces July 11 Webcast Discussion of Earnings and Other Business Results

South San Francisco, Calif. -- June 28, 2001 --

Genentech, Inc. (NYSE: DNA) will announce its 2001 2nd quarter earnings on Wednesday, July 11, 2001, after the markets close. The announcement will be followed by a live webcast at 2:30 p.m. (PDT) of a discussion by Genentech management of the earnings and other business results. The webcast can be accessed by going to Genentech's web site at www.gene.com and will be archived and available for replay until close of business on July 18, 2001.

An audio replay of the webcast will be available beginning at 4:30 p.m. PDT on July 11, 2001 through 4:30 p.m. on July 18, 2001. Access numbers for this replay are: 1-800-633-8284 (domestic) and 1-858-587-5842 (international); passcode number is 19096046.

Genentech, Inc. is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets human pharmaceuticals for significant unmet medical needs. Fourteen of the currently approved biotechnology products stem from Genentech science. Genentech markets nine biotechnology products directly in the United States. The company has headquarters in South San Francisco, California and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DNA.

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