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UCB Announces Data On Cimzia® (certolizumab Pegol) For Patients With Moderate To Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis At American College Of Rheumatology 2012 Congress

Please consult the full prescribing information in relation to other side effects, full safety and prescribing information. European SmPC date of revision June 2012. http://www.ema.europa.eu/docs/en_GB/document_library/EPAR_-_Product_Information/human/001037/WC500069763.pdf

For further Information:

Andrea Levin, Associate Director, U.S. Communications and Public Relations 770.970.8352 , Andrea.Levin@ucb.com

Eimear O'Brien, Director, Brand Communications T +32.2.559.9271, Eimear.OBrien@ucb.com

France Nivelle, Global Communications, UCBT +32.2.559.9178, France.Nivelle@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 2011. UCB is listed on Euronext Brussels (symbol: UCB).

Forward looking statement This press release contains forward-looking statements based on current plans, estimates and beliefs of management. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including estimates of revenues, operating margins, capital expenditures, cash, other financial information, expected legal, political, regulatory or clinical results and other such estimates and results. By their nature, such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions which could cause actual results to differ materially from those that may be implied by such forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Important factors that could result in such differences include: changes in general economic, business and competitive conditions, the inability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals or to obtain them on acceptable terms, costs associated with research and development, changes in the prospects for products in the pipeline or under development by UCB, effects of future judicial decisions or governmental investigations, product liability claims, challenges to patent protection for products or product candidates, changes in laws or regulations, exchange rate fluctuations, changes or uncertainties in tax laws or the administration of such laws and hiring and retention of its employees. UCB is providing this information as of the date of this press release and expressly disclaims any duty to update any information contained in this press release, either to confirm the actual results or to report a change in its expectations.

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.

References

1.  Abstract 503: X. Mariette, R. van Vollenhoven, V. Bykerk, et al. Safety Update on Certolizumab Pegol in Patients with Active Rheumatoid Arthritis with Long-Term Exposure. Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2012.

2.  Abstract 1316: R. Fleischmann, R. van Vollenhoven, J. Vencovsky, et al. Safety and Efficacy of 4-Weekly Certolizumab Pegol in Combination with Methotrexate and as Monotherapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis: 5 Year Results from an Open Label Extension Study. Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2012.

3.  Abstract 1319: D. E. Furst, S. A. Shaikh, M. Greenwald, et al. Certolizumab Pegol Plus Methotrexate is Similarly Effective in Active Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients With or Without Secondary Non-Response to TNF Inhibitors: Post-hoc Analysis of a Phase IIIB Trial. Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2012.

4.  Abstract 1318: V. Strand, O. Purcaru, R. van Vollenhoven, et al. Long-term Benefits of 4-Weekly Certolizumab Pegol and Monotherapy on Household Productivity and Social Participation in Rheumatoid Arthritis: 5 year Results from an Open Label Extension Study. Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2012.

5.  Rheumatoid Arthritis, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Accessed September 25, 2012 from http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Rheumatic_Disease/default.asp.

6.  Rheumatoid Arthritis, UCB. Accessed September 25, 2012 from http://www.ucb.com/patients/conditions/immunology-inflammation/ra

7.  Rheumatoid Arthritis, Mayo Clinic. Accessed September 25, 2012 from http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/rheumatoid-arthritis/DS00020.

SOURCE UCB

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