Genmab and PDL BioPharma Close Sale of Antibody Manufacturing Facility

Friday, March 14, 2008 General News J E 4
COPENHAGEN, Denmark and REDWOOD CITY, California, March 14 Genmab A/S (OMX: GEN) and PDL BioPharma, Inc.(Nasdaq: PDLI) today announced the closing of the previously announcedtransaction under which Genmab has acquired PDL's antibody manufacturingfacility located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA for USD 240 million incash. The transaction was first announced on February 21, 2008.

About Genmab A/S

Genmab is a leading international biotechnology company focused ondeveloping fully human antibody therapeutics for unmet medical needs. Usingunique, cutting-edge antibody technology, Genmab's world class discovery anddevelopment teams have created and developed an extensive pipeline ofproducts for potential treatment of a variety of diseases including cancerand autoimmune disorders. As Genmab advances towards a commercial future, weremain committed to our primary goal of improving the lives of patients whoare in urgent need of new treatment options. For more information on Genmab'sproducts and technology, visit

About PDL

PDL BioPharma, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on thediscovery and development of novel antibodies in oncology and selectimmunologic diseases. For more information, please visit

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Genmab(R); the Y-shaped Genmab logo(R); HuMax(R); HuMax-CD4(R);HuMax-CD20(R); HuMax-EGFr(TM); HuMax-IL8(TM); HuMax-TAC(TM); HuMax-HepC(TM);HuMax-CD38(TM); HuMax-CD32b(TM) and UniBody(R) are all trademarks of GenmabA/S.

NOTE: PDL BioPharma and the PDL BioPharma logo are considered trademarksof PDL BioPharma, Inc.Contact: Helle Husted, Sr. Director, Investor Relations, T: +45-33-44-77-30, M: +45-25-27-47-13, E: Contact for PDL: Kathleen Rinehart (Media) +1-650-454-2543 Jean Suzuki (Investors) +1-650-454-2648 Stock Exchange Release no. 09/2008



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