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Evotec Receives CIR (French Research Tax Credit) Accreditation

Hamburg, Germany - 23 November 2012: Evotec AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, TecDAX) today announced that it has received CIR accreditation for a three-year period from the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

The French R&D tax credit initiative ('Crédit d'Impôt Recherche', CIR) gives eligible research-based French companies, who are subject to corporate tax in France, the ability to claim tax relief on costs generated in R&D activities outsourced to Evotec.

Dr Mario Polywka, Chief Operating Officer of Evotec AG, commented: 'We are delighted to receive this accreditation as it allows our current and future customers in France to benefit from a tax relief of up to 30% of their R&D expenditure committed to Evotec.'

About CIR
The Research Tax Credit (CIR) is a central tool of the policy favouring research and innovation. This tax benefit allows the growth of businesses competitiveness by favouring research and development. It is particularly adapted to the needs of small and medium-sized enterprise and constitutes a reliable element of the innovative business financing plan. (www.eureka.lorraine.eu)

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