Tuesday, Feb 20, 1996

Genentech Names Cynthia Ladd VP, Corporate Law

South San Francisco, Calif. -- February 20, 1996 --

Genentech, Inc. (NYSE:GNE) today announced the promotion of Cynthia Ladd to Vice President, Corporate Law.

Ladd, who joined Genentech in 1989, heads up all corporate legal functions, including all legal matters related to securities law, business development, clinical trials, real estate, and general commercial and contract issues. She holds a Masters of Science degree in animal nutrition/biochemstry from Cornell University and a law degree from Stanford University.

Prior to her employment with Genentech, she was an associate at the law firms of Gray Cary Ware & Friedenrich and Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati.

Ladd is 40 years old and originally from DuBois, Pennsylvania.

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

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