Monday, Sep 27, 1999

Genentech Appoints Sulzbach Vice President, Information Resources

South San Francisco, Calif. -- September 27, 1999 --

Genentech, Inc. (NYSE: DNA) today announced the promotion of Daniel S. Sulzbach to vice president, Information Resources. Sulzbach will report to Louis J. Lavigne, Jr., executive vice president and chief financial officer.

"Dan's demonstrated expertise and leadership ability make him the ideal person to lead Genentech's Information Resources group and the direction of all Genentech's computing activities as the company moves into the next century," said Lavigne.

Sulzbach, 50, joined Genentech in 1994 as director of Scientific Computing and most recently served as acting head and senior director of Information Resources. He is responsible for managing the Information Resources department which supports research and development computing and commercial computing, as well as Genentech's entire computing and network infrastructure. Sulzbach is a member of Compaq's Pharmaceutical R&D Customer Advisory Council. Previously, he served on various panels for the National Science Foundation. Prior to joining Genentech, Sulzbach was executive director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

Sulzbach received a bachelor's degree in general science from St. John's University and a Ph.D. in zoology at Indiana University.

Genentech, Inc. is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets human pharmaceuticals for significant unmet medical needs. Twelve of the currently marketed biotechnology products stem from Genentech science. Genentech markets seven 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.

# # #