Monday, Mar 25, 2002

Genentech Announces April 9 Webcast Discussion of Earnings and Other Business Results

South San Francisco, Calif. -- March 25, 2002 --

Genentech, Inc. (NYSE: DNA) will announce its 2002 1st quarter earnings on Tuesday, April 9, 2002, after the markets close. The announcement will be followed by a live webcast at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time 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 and will be archived and available for replay until close of business on April 16, 2002.

An audio replay of the webcast will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time on April 9, 2002 through 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time on April 16, 2002. Access numbers for this replay are: 1-800-642-1687 (U.S./Canada) and1-706-645-9291 (international); Conference ID number is 3494500.

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