This is a joint press release by Reddy Netherlands B.V. (the “Offeror”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (“Dr. Reddy's”), Dr. Reddy’s and OctoPlus N.V. (“OctoPlus” or the “Company”) pursuant to Section 16, paragraph 1 and Section 17, paragraph 1 of the Dutch Public Takeover Decree ( Besluit openbare biedingen Wft, the “Decree”) in connection with the recommended public offer (the “Offer”) by the Offeror for all the issued and outstanding ordinary shares (the “Shares”) in the capital of OctoPlus.

This press release does not constitute, or form part of, an offer or any solicitation of an offer, to acquire or subscribe or sell any securities in OctoPlus. The Offer is only made by means of the Offer Memorandum (as defined below). This announcement is not for release, publication, dissemination, or distribution, in whole or in part, in or into Canada and Japan. Capitalised terms not defined in this press release shall have the meaning given thereto in the Offer Memorandum.

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