Thursday, Mar 23, 2006

Genentech Announces April 11 Webcast Discussion of Earnings and Other Business Results

South San Francisco, Calif. -- March 23, 2006 --

Genentech, Inc. (NYSE: DNA) will announce its 2006 first quarter earnings on Tuesday, April 11, 2006, after the markets close.

The announcement will be followed by a live webcast at 2:15 p.m. Pacific Time of a discussion by Genentech management of earnings and other business results. The webcast can be accessed on Genentech's web site at and will be archived and available for replay until 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on April 25, 2006.

A telephonic audio replay of the webcast will be available beginning at 5:15 p.m. Pacific Time on April 11, 2006 through 5:15 p.m. Pacific Time on April 18, 2006. Access numbers for this replay are: 1-800-642-1687 (U.S./Canada) and 1-706-645-9291 (international); Conference ID number is 6677663.

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