Friday, Mar 3, 2006

Genentech Announces March 17 Webcast of Investment Community Meeting

South San Francisco, Calif. -- March 3, 2006 --

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 17, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The meeting is expected to last approximately five and a half hours, including an intermission.

The webcast can be accessed on Genentech's website at http://www.gene.com and will be archived and available for replay until 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 31, 2006.

About Genentech
Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes biotherapeutics for significant unmet medical needs. A considerable number of the currently approved biotechnology products originated from or are based on Genentech science. Genentech manufactures and commercializes multiple biotechnology products and licenses several additional products to other companies. The company has headquarters in South San Francisco, California and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DNA. For additional information about the company, please visit http://www.gene.com.