GlaxoSmithKline to acquire Genelabs Technologies



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GlaxoSmithKline has announced that Gemstone Acquisition Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GSK, is commencing a cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Genelabs Technologies, Inc., for $1.30 in cash without interest and less any required withholding taxes.

The tender offer is being made pursuant to a previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger dated October 29, 2008 among Genelabs, Gemstone and SmithKline Beecham Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GSK.

The Genelabs board of directors has unanimously determined that the tender offer and the merger are fair to, and in the best interests of, Genelabs and the shareholders of Genelabs and adopted and approved the merger agreement, the tender offer and the merger. The Genelabs board of directors unanimously declared the advisability of the merger agreement and recommends that Genelabs’ shareholders tender their shares pursuant to the tender offer.

The tender offer will expire at 12:00 midnight EST on Wednesday, December 10, 2008, unless extended in accordance with the merger agreement and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The offer is subject to various conditions, including the acquisition by GSK of 90 percent of the outstanding shares of Genelabs’ common stock on a fully diluted basis.

GSK today will file with the SEC a tender offer statement on Schedule TO setting forth in detail the terms of the tender offer. Genelabs today will file with the SEC a solicitation/ recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9 setting forth in detail, among other things, the recommendation of Genelabs’ board of directors that Genelabs’ shareholders accept the tender offer and tender their shares pursuant to the tender offer. Questions and requests for assistance may be directed to the Information Agent for the offer, MacKenzie Partners, Inc., at (212) 929-5500 or (800) 322-2885 (toll free).

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