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Acquisition of own shares and options

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 23 August 2011 – 19:30 (CET) – regulated information

In application of art. 207 of the Royal Decree executing the Company Code and according to Article 6 of the law of May 2, 2007 on the disclosure of large shareholdings, UCB SA publishes having acquired 2,471,405 UCB shares on 17 August 2011 OTC at a price of € 30.3642. The highest Brussels stock exchange price on 17 August 2011 was € 30.665. UCB has also acquired (between 6 and 17 June 2011) 800,000 options on UCB shares as follows:

Purchase date

Expiry date

Exercise date

Number

Between 6 and 17 June 2011

17 May 2013

each day until the expiry date

200,000

16 May 2014

each day until the expiry date

180,000

15 May 2015

each day until the expiry date

160,000

20 May 2016

each day until the expiry date

140,000

19 May 2017

each day until the expiry date

120,000

As a consequence, the new weighted average number of ordinary shares[1] (used to calculate the earnings per share of the company) as of today is 178.6 million versus 179.5 million as reported on 30th June 2011.

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[1] Weighted average number of ordinary shares: The number of ordinary shares outstanding at the beginning of the period, adjusted by the number of shares bought back or issued during the period, multiplied by a time-weighting factor.

For further information
Antje Witte, Investor Relations, UCB
T +32.2.559.9414,
antje.witte@ucb.com

About UCB
UCB, Brussels, Belgium (www.ucb.com) is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines and solutions to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases of the immune system or of the central nervous system. With more than 8 500 people in about 40 countries, the company generated revenue of EUR 3.2 billion in 2010. UCB is listed on Euronext Brussels (symbol: UCB).

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There is no guarantee that new product candidates in the pipeline will progress to product approval or that new indications for existing products will be developed and approved. Products or potential products which are the subject of partnerships, joint ventures or licensing collaborations may be subject to differences between the partners. Also, UCB or others could discover safety, side effects or manufacturing problems with its products after they are marketed.

Moreover, sales may be impacted by international and domestic trends toward managed care and health care cost containment and the reimbursement policies imposed by third-party payers as well as legislation affecting biopharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement.


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