Evotec OAI Appoints Bernard Questier Chief Business Officer

Bernard Questier, 49, will join Evotec OAI with effect from 6 October 2003. Being based in the Company's headquarter in Hamburg, Germany, he will lead Evotec OAI's business development functions as a member of the Management Board. Mr. Questier brings more than 20 years' of international experience in various management positions. He is joining Evotec OAI following a successful career in Ventana Medical Systems, where he was responsible for most of the company's business outside the United States. Bernard Questier has a Bachelor degree in chemistry from Hoger Technisch Instituut, Oostende, Belgium.
Joern Aldag, President and Chief Executive Officer of Evotec OAI, said: "We look forward to Bernard Questier joining Evotec OAI. As a powerful individual and outspoken communicator with an international career that led him through convincing growth in various positions, he has all the necessary skills to further expand Evotec OAI's position in the drug discovery and development market."
About Evotec OAI AG

Evotec OAI has established itself as the partner of choice for drug discovery and development services for the world's premier pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, maintaining its leadership role through innovation and unmatched customer service.

The Company's business strategy is clearly focussed on drug discovery. It has established the most comprehensive technology platform and skills that integrate its world-class biology and chemistry capabilities. Evotec OAI leverages this discovery engine in providing assay development and screening through to compound optimisation and drug manufacturing services to a broad and well-established network of customers. In addition, the Company engages in selected discovery programmes itself to develop drug candidates for early out-licensing. Evotec OAI's instrument and technology business is now successfully handled by its affiliate, Evotec Technologies.

With over 600 people in Hamburg, Germany and Abingdon, UK, Evotec OAI is dedicated to returning value to its shareholders and employees through a sustainable business strategy that balances short-term and long-term revenue opportunities.