Monday, Mar 3, 2003

Genentech Announces March 14 Webcast of Investment Community Meeting

South San Francisco, Calif. -- March 3, 2003 --

Genentech, Inc.(NYSE:DNA) invites investors, the media and the general public to listen to a live audio webcast of its investment community meeting in New York. The webcast will begin on Friday, March 14, 2003 at 8:30am Eastern Time. The meeting is expected to last approximately four hours.

The webcast can be accessed on Genentech's web site at www.gene.com and will be archived and available for replay until 8:00pm Eastern Time on March 21, 2003.

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