MorphoSys Announces Re-election of Two Supervisory Board Members

Friday, 20. May 2011 07:31
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MorphoSys Announces Re-election of Two Supervisory Board Members
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MorphoSys AG (FSE: MOR; Prime Standard Segment, TecDAX) announced today that at
the Company's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, May 19, 2011, its
shareholders confirmed the reappointment of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Drews and Dr.
Walter Blättler as members of the Company's Supervisory Board.

"We are pleased to announce the re-election of two experienced members of the
Supervisory board and look forward to continue working with them," commented Dr.
Simon Moroney, Chief Executive Officer of MorphoSys AG. "Their enormous
contributions, especially in the areas of technology and product development,
have been critical to MorphoSys's success."

The shareholders of MorphoSys AG approved all management proposals put to vote
at the meeting including:

* Granting full discharge to the members of the Management Board and the
Supervisory Board for their activities during the business year 2010
* The appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers AG as auditors of the Company and
the MorphoSys Group for the business year 2011
* The repurchase of treasury stock up to a total of 10 % of the share capital
until April 30, 2016
* The creation of a new conditional capital 2011-I to issue option and/or
convertible bonds
* The amendment of compensation of the Supervisory Board by secondary payments

At the Annual General Meeting of MorphoSys AG 30.5% of the voting shares were
represented.




About MorphoSys:
MorphoSys is an independent biotechnology company that develops novel antibodies
for therapeutic, diagnostic and research applications. The Company's HuCAL
technology is one of the most powerful methods available for generating fully
human antibodies. By successfully applying this and other proprietary
technologies, MorphoSys has become a leader in the field of therapeutic
antibodies, one of the fastest-growing drug classes in human health-care.
Through its alliances with some of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies,
MorphoSys has created a pipeline of more than 60 drug candidates. The Company is
expanding its drug pipeline by adding new partnered programs, and by building a
portfolio of fully-owned therapeutic antibodies. For its proprietary portfolio,
the Company is focused on the areas of oncology and inflammation. Its most
advanced program MOR103, a first-in-class, fully human antibody against GM-CSF,
is currently being tested in a Phase Ib/IIa trial in rheumatoid arthritis
patients. Via its business unit AbD Serotec, MorphoSys is expanding the reach of
its technologies in the diagnostics and research markets. MorphoSys is
headquartered in Munich, Germany and listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
under the symbol "MOR". For further information, visithttp://www.morphosys.com/

HuCAL(®), HuCAL GOLD(®), HuCAL PLATINUM(®), CysDisplay(®) and RapMAT(®) are
registered trademarks of MorphoSys; arYla(TM) is a trademark of MorphoSys.


This communication contains certain forward-looking statements concerning the
MorphoSys group of companies. The forward-looking statements contained herein
represent the judgment of MorphoSys as of the date of this release and involve
risks and uncertainties. Should actual conditions differ from the Company's
assumptions, actual results and actions may differ from those anticipated.
MorphoSys does not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements as
far as the wording of the relevant press release is concerned.


For more information, please contact:

MorphoSys AG
Dr. Claudia Gutjahr-Löser
Head of Corporate Communications & IR
Tel: +49 (0) 89 / 899 27-122

Mario Brkulj
Senior Manager Corporate Communications & IR
Tel: +49 (0) 89 / 899 27-454

Jessica Kulpi
Specialist Corporate Communications & IR
Tel: +49 (0) 89 / 899 27-332

investors@morphosys.com

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MorphoSys AG
Lena-Christ-Str. 48 Martinsried / München Germany

WKN: 663200;ISIN: DE0006632003;Index:TecDAX,CDAX,Prime All Share,TECH All Share,HDAX,MIDCAP;
Listed: Freiverkehr in Börse Stuttgart,
Freiverkehr in Hanseatische Wertpapierbörse zu Hamburg,
Freiverkehr in Börse Berlin,
Freiverkehr in Börse Düsseldorf,
Freiverkehr in Bayerische Börse München,
Freiverkehr in Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover,
Prime Standard in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse,
Regulierter Markt in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse;


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