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Friday 23 October, 2009

UCB

UCB to offer a minimum of EUR 150 million[1] in...





THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN
OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA OR JAPAN OR IN ANY OTHER
JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH DISTRIBUTION WOULD BE PROHIBITED BY
APPLICABLE LAW

The current news release constitutes regulated information as defined
in the Belgian Royal Decree of November 14, 2007, regarding the
obligations of issuers of financial instruments that have been
admitted to trading on a regulated market

Brussels, Belgium, 23 October 2009, 16:30 (CEST) - UCB SA/NV ("UCB"
or the "Company") announces today that it will offer a minimum of EUR
150 million[1] bonds (the "Bonds") in the form of a retail public
offering in Belgium and Luxembourg.

With this issuance, UCB intends to benefit from the present favorable
market conditions in terms of interest rate and liquidity. The net
proceeds from the issue of the Bonds will be used by UCB for general
corporate purposes and form part of UCB's funding diversification
policy.

The issue price is set at 101.875% of the nominal value of each Bond
with a coupon of 5.75% per year and a gross yield of 5.31% per year.
The Bonds are available in denominations of EUR 1 000 and the
subscription period will run from October 26, 2009 9 am to November
25, 2009 4 pm, subject to early closing. The payment date will be
November 27 2009. BNP Paribas Fortis, ING and KBC Bank act together
as lead managers for this transaction.

The Bonds will be issued by UCB SA/NV and are expected to be listed
on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. The Bonds are being offered and
sold to non-US persons outside the US pursuant to Regulation S under
the US Securities Act 1933, as amended.

The Bonds may be redeemed early at the option of the bondholder
following an event of default or in certain cases upon a change of
control. Please refer to the Prospectus for details.

Belgian residents who are subject to the Belgian personal income tax
and who hold the Bonds as a private investment are subject to a final
15% Belgian withholding tax on the gross amount of the interest on
the Bonds. Note that the applicable tax regime depends on the
individual situation of each taxpayer and could be amended in the
future. Other categories of investors are invited to consult their
own personal advisers regarding the tax regime that will be
applicable to them.

Additional information - Main risks linked to the Bonds: The
bondholder faces the risk of non-reimbursement of the capital at the
maturity date in case of the issuer's default. Additionally, the
Bonds' price fluctuates in function of different factors such as the
financial condition of the issuer, the interest rates evolution and
the market volatility. The market could be limited and poor in terms
of liquidity. Other risk factors are described in the Prospectus.
The Prospectus relating to the Bonds can be requested at the counter
of every BNP Paribas Fortis agency, ING agency, KBC Bank, CBC Banque
and Centea Agency and each ING Bank Agency and may be accessed on the
websites of these institutions. It may also be accessed on the
website of UCB at 

http://www.ucb.com/investors/financials.

How can retail investors subscribe to these Bonds?

BNP Paribas Fortis: through PC Banking or Phone Banking 02 433 40 31
(Dutch) or 02 433 40 32 (French) or at every BNP Paribas Fortis
agency. Additional information can always be obtained through Phone
Banking or by going to the website www.fortisbanking.be/emissies
(afterwards go to "uitstaande uitgiftes") or
www.fortisbanking.be/emissions (afterwards go to "émissions en
cours").

ING: through Home Bank or at the counter of every ING Agency. For
additional information you can always call the ING contact center on
02 464 60 00 or go to the website www.ing.be/privé/produits
(afterwards go to "Epargner et investir") or
www.ing.be/prive/producten (afterwards go to "Sparen en beleggen")

KBC Bank: through KBC Online or at every KBC Bank, CBC Banque and
Centea agency. For additional information you can always call the KBC
Telecenter on 078 15 21 53 or go to the website
www.kbc.be/obligaties.

For further information

Michael Tuck-Sherman, Investor Relations, UCB
T +32.2.559.9712, michael.tuck-sherman@ucb.com

Nancy Nackaerts, External Communications, UCB
T +32.473.864.414, nancy.nackaerts@ucb.com

About UCB
UCB, Brussels, Belgium (www.ucb.com) is a biopharmaceutical company
dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of
innovative medicines with a focus on the fields of central nervous
system and immunology disorders. Employing approximately 10 000
people in over 40 countries, UCB generated revenue of 3.6 billion
euro in 2008. 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. Such statements
are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results
to be materially different 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, effects of
future judicial decisions, changes in regulation, exchange rate
fluctuations and hiring and retention of its employees.

Disclaimer
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN
OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA OR JAPAN OR IN ANY OTHER
JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH DISTRIBUTION WOULD BE PROHIBITED BY
APPLICABLE LAW

THE DISTRIBUTION OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE OFFER AND SALE OF THE
SECURITIES DESCRIBED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IN CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS
MAY BE RESTRICTED BY LAW. ANY PERSONS READING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT
SHOULD INFORM THEMSELVES OF AND OBSERVE ANY SUCH RESTRICTIONS.

ANY OFFERING AND ANY RELATED FORMAL DOCUMENTATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO
CONDITIONS AND TERMINATION EVENTS, INCLUDING THOSE WHICH ARE
CUSTOMARY FOR SUCH OFFERINGS.  ANY SUCH OFFERING WILL NOT COMPLETE
UNLESS SUCH CONDITIONS ARE FULFILLED AND ANY SUCH TERMINATION EVENTS
HAVE NOT TAKEN PLACE OR THE FAILURE TO FULFILL SUCH A CONDITION OR
THE OCCURRENCE OF A TERMINATION EVENT HAS BEEN WAIVED, IF APPLICABLE
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT AN OFFER OF SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES
OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION. THE BONDS (AND THE COMPANY'S SHARES) MAY
NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES ABSENT REGISTRATION OR AN
EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION UNDER THE US SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS
AMENDED (THE "SECURITIES ACT"). UCB DOES NOT INTEND TO REGISTER ANY
PORTION OF THE PLANNED OFFER IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO CONDUCT AN
OFFERING OF SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES. THE OFFERING IS BEING
CONDUCTED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGULATION S
UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS AN ADVERTISEMENT AND NOT A PROSPECTUS WITHIN THE
MEANING OF DIRECTIVE 2003/71/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE
COUNCIL OF NOVEMBER 4, 2003 (AS IMPLEMENTED IN EACH MEMBER STATE OF
THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA, THE "PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE").

THE DEFINITIVE TERMS OF THE TRANSACTIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN WILL BE
DESCRIBED IN THE PROSPECTUS TO BE PREPARED IN RELATION TO THE
SECURITIES (THE "PROSPECTUS"). INVESTORS SHOULD NOT SUBSCRIBE FOR ANY
SECURITIES REFERRED TO HEREIN EXCEPT ON THE BASIS OF INFORMATION
CONTAINED IN THE FINAL FORM OF THE PROSPECTUS.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS DIRECTED ONLY AT THE FOLLOWING PERSONS IN THE
UNITED KINGDOM: (I) PERSONS WHO HAVE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN
MATTERS RELATING TO INVESTMENTS FALLING WITHIN ARTICLE 19(5) OF THE
FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS ACT 2000 (FINANCIAL PROMOTION) ORDER
2005 (THE "ORDER"), (II) PERSONS FALLING WITHIN ARTICLE 49 OF THE
ORDER AND (III) PERSONS TO WHOM IT MAY OTHERWISE LAWFULLY BE
COMMUNICATED (ALL SUCH PERSONS TOGETHER BEING REFERRED TO AS
"QUALIFIED PERSONS"). IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS
ONLY DIRECTED AT QUALIFIED PERSONS AND ANY INVESTMENT OR INVESTMENT
ACTIVITY TO WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT RELATES IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO
QUALIFIED PERSONS OR WILL BE ENGAGED IN ONLY BY QUALIFIED PERSONS.
SOLICITATIONS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM RESULTING FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT
WILL BE RESPONDED TO IF THE PERSON CONCERNED IS A QUALIFIED PERSON.
OTHER PERSONS SHOULD NOT RELY OR ACT UPON THIS ANNOUNCEMENT OR ANY OF
ITS CONTENTS.

ANY PURCHASE OF OR APPLICATION FOR BONDS OF THE COMPANY PURSUANT TO
THE OFFERING SHOULD ONLY BE MADE ON THE BASIS OF THE INFORMATION
CONTAINED IN THE PROSPECTUS TO BE ISSUED BY THE ISSUER IN DUE COURSE
IN CONNECTION WITH THE OFFERING.

[1] The minimum amount is the minimum amount of Bonds that the
Company intends to issue. As the lead managers have no underwriting
commitment, such amount may be reduced (to the amount effectively
placed at the end of the subscription period). The total principal
amount of Bonds to be issued will be published on the websites of BNP
Paribas Fortis, ING and KBC Bank at the end of the subscription
period.


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