Monday, May 18, 1998

Genentech Names Moore Vice President of Government Affairs

South San Francisco, Calif. -- May 18, 1998 --

Genentech, Inc. (NYSE: GNE) today announced the appointment of Walter Moore to vice president of Government Affairs.

Moore, 46, heads Genentech's Government Affairs headquartered in Washington, D.C. He joined Genentech in September of 1993 as senior director of Government Affairs. In his new position, Moore replaces David W. Beier, who recently took the position of chief domestic policy advisor for Vice President Al Gore.

"The appointment of Walter Moore to vice president and head of Government Affairs puts in place a highly qualified and able leader to carry forward Genentech's government relations interests," said Arthur D. Levinson, Ph.D., Genentech's president and chief executive officer.

Prior to joining Genentech, Moore served as manager of Government Relations for Eli Lilly and Company, and prior to that as director, Congressional Relations for Pfizer, Inc. Moore came to Washington as a staff member to Senator Lloyd Bentsen of Texas and later served as political director for the American Hospital Association. Moore received an A.B. degree from Princeton University, and holds his MPA from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

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

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