Wednesday, Sep 26, 2001

Genentech Announces October 10 Webcast Discussion of Earnings and Other Business Results

South San Francisco, Calif. -- September 26, 2001 --

Genentech, Inc. (NYSE: DNA) will announce its 2001 3rd quarter earnings on Wednesday, October 10, 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 http://www.gene.com and will be archived and available for replay until close of business on October 17, 2001.

An audio replay of the webcast will be available beginning at 4:30 p.m. PDT on October 10, 2001 through 4:30 p.m. on October 17, 2001. Access numbers for this replay are: 1-800-633-8284 (domestic) and 1-858-587-5842 (international); passcode number is 19704373.

Genentech, Inc. is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets human pharmaceuticals for significant unmet medical needs. Fifteen of the currently approved biotechnology products stem from or are based on Genentech science. Genentech markets ten 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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