• COLLABORATION LEVERAGES EVOTEC'S BROAD METABOLIC EXPERTISE AND UNIQUE KIDNEY DISEASE PATIENT DATABASE AS WELL AS INTEGRATED DATA-DRIVEN DRUG DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT PLATFORMS
    • LILLY HAS THE RIGHT TO SELECT UP TO FIVE PROGRAMMES

    HAMBURG, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / January 18, 2022 / Evotec SE ((Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, MDAX/TecDAX, OTC:EVOTF, NASDAQ:EVO) announced today that the Company has entered into a drug discovery collaboration with Eli Lilly and Company ("Lilly") in the field of metabolic diseases with a focus on kidney diseases and diabetes.

    The collaboration leverages Evotec's extensive experience and track record of delivering in the field of metabolic diseases, as well as its unique and extensive kidney disease patient database, to…

    • COLLABORATION LEVERAGES EVOTEC'S BROAD METABOLIC EXPERTISE AND UNIQUE KIDNEY DISEASE PATIENT DATABASE AS WELL AS INTEGRATED DATA-DRIVEN DRUG DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT PLATFORMS
    • LILLY HAS THE RIGHT TO SELECT UP TO FIVE PROGRAMMES

    HAMBURG, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / January 18, 2022 / Evotec SE ((Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, MDAX/TecDAX, OTC:EVOTF, NASDAQ:EVO) announced today that the Company has entered into a drug discovery collaboration with Eli Lilly and Company ("Lilly") in the field of metabolic diseases with a focus on kidney diseases and diabetes.

    The collaboration leverages Evotec's extensive experience and track record of delivering in the field of metabolic diseases, as well as its unique and extensive kidney disease patient database, to identify and validate promising novel targets for therapeutic intervention. Evotec will be responsible for the discovery of potential drug candidates for the treatment of diabetes and chronic kidney diseases from targets identified by Lilly or by Evotec. Lilly reserves the right to select up to five programmes developed within this partnership and to continue with any subsequent development, clinical validation and commercialisation.

    The collaboration initially runs for a term of three years. In addition to an undisclosed upfront payment, Evotec will be eligible to receive success-based discovery development, regulatory and commercial milestone payments of up to US$ 180 m per programme, as well as tiered royalties on net sales of any products resulting from the collaboration, for a potential overall value up to US$ 1 bn.

    Dr Cord Dohrmann, Chief Scientific Officer of Evotec, commented: "We are excited to enter into this research partnership with Lilly. Over a period of several years, Evotec has systematically built a proprietary patient database by conducting multi-omics analyses of biospecimens from patient biobanks covering metabolic and kidney diseases. Evotec's patient-derived molecular data in combination with our omics-supported multimodality drug discovery platform delivers highest quality drug candidates for our partners. We are proud to collaborate with Lilly in diabetes and kidney diseases as they are one of the leading companies in these areas."

    ABOUT EVOTEC SE
    Evotec is a life science company with a unique business model that delivers on its mission to discover and develop highly effective therapeutics and make them available to the patients. The Company's multimodality platform comprises a unique combination of innovative technologies, data and science for the discovery, development, and production of first-in-class and best-in-class pharmaceutical products. Evotec leverages this "Data-driven R&D Autobahn to Cures" for proprietary projects and within a network of partners including all Top 20 Pharma and over 800 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, as well as other healthcare stakeholders. Evotec has strategic activities in a broad range of currently underserved therapeutic areas, including e.g. neurology, oncology, as well as metabolic and infectious diseases. Within these areas of expertise, Evotec aims to create the world-leading co-owned pipeline for innovative therapeutics and has to-date established a portfolio of more than 200 proprietary and co-owned R&D projects from early discovery to clinical development. Evotec operates globally with more than 4,000 highly qualified people. The Company's 14 sites offer highly synergistic technologies and services and operate as complementary clusters of excellence. For additional information please go to www.evotec.com and follow us on Twitter @Evotec and LinkedIn .

    FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
    This announcement contains forward-looking statements concerning future events, including the proposed offering and listing of Evotec's securities. Words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "should," "target," "would" and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements include comments regarding completion of the offering. These forward-looking statements are based on the information available to, and the expectations and assumptions deemed reasonable by Evotec at the time these statements were made. No assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates, which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of Evotec. Evotec expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in Evotec's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

    Media Contact Evotec SE:
    Gabriele Hansen, SVP Head of Global Corporate Communications & Marketing, Phone: +49.(0)40.56081-255,

    IR Contact Evotec SE:
    Volker Braun, SVP Head of Global Investor Relations & ESG, Phone: +49.(0)40.56081-775,

    SOURCE: Evotec AG



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    • EXPANSION LEVERAGES A PROPRIETARY EVOTEC PLATFORM IN THE FIELD OF TARGETED PROTEIN DEGRADATION TO TACKLE SELECTED TARGETS WITH RELEVANCE FOR A RANGE OF NEURODEGENERATIVE CONDITIONS
    • EVOTEC RECEIVES PAYMENTS OF IN TOTAL US$ 15 M FROM BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB

    HAMBURG, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / January 11, 2022 / Evotec SE ((Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, MDAX/TecDAX, OTC:EVOTF, NASDAQ:EVO) announced today that the Company has expanded its neurodegeneration collaboration with Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) with the initiation of discovery and development efforts regarding a new strategy to tackle neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's through a novel approach to targeted protein degradation. Evotec receives payments totalling US$ 15 m from Bristol…

    • EXPANSION LEVERAGES A PROPRIETARY EVOTEC PLATFORM IN THE FIELD OF TARGETED PROTEIN DEGRADATION TO TACKLE SELECTED TARGETS WITH RELEVANCE FOR A RANGE OF NEURODEGENERATIVE CONDITIONS
    • EVOTEC RECEIVES PAYMENTS OF IN TOTAL US$ 15 M FROM BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB

    HAMBURG, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / January 11, 2022 / Evotec SE ((Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, MDAX/TecDAX, OTC:EVOTF, NASDAQ:EVO) announced today that the Company has expanded its neurodegeneration collaboration with Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) with the initiation of discovery and development efforts regarding a new strategy to tackle neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's through a novel approach to targeted protein degradation. Evotec receives payments totalling US$ 15 m from Bristol Myers Squibb.

    Under the expansion, Bristol Myers Squibb increases its access to a novel targeted protein degradation approach. The focus will be on selected targets that are relevant to a range of neurodegenerative conditions.

    Dr Cord Dohrmann, Chief Scientific Officer of Evotec, commented: "Our collaboration with Bristol Myers Squibb in the field of neurodegenerative disease continues to be highly productive. Many neurodegenerative diseases are driven by disease-causing proteins which have proven to be elusive to traditional drug discovery approaches. We are committed to continuously explore novel drug targeting mechanisms and modalities and are delighted to have a strong partner with BMS in this endeavour."

    The neurodegeneration collaboration between Evotec and Bristol Myers Squibb was initiated in December 2016 with the goal of identifying disease-modifying treatments for a broad range of neurodegenerative diseases. Currently approved drugs only offer short-term management of the patients' symptoms despite a huge unmet medical need for drugs that have the potential to slow down or reverse disease progression. The collaboration leverages Evotec's industrialised iPSC platform using patient-derived disease models, which is one of the largest and most sophisticated platforms in the industry.

    ABOUT EVOTEC SE
    Evotec is a life science company with a unique business model that delivers on its mission to discover and develop highly effective therapeutics and make them available to the patients. The Company's multimodality platform comprises a unique combination of innovative technologies, data and science for the discovery, development, and production of first-in-class and best-in-class pharmaceutical products. Evotec leverages this "Data-driven R&D Autobahn to Cures" for proprietary projects and within a network of partners including all Top 20 Pharma and over 800 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, as well as other healthcare stakeholders. Evotec has strategic activities in a broad range of currently underserved therapeutic areas, including e.g. neurology, oncology, as well as metabolic and infectious diseases. Within these areas of expertise, Evotec aims to create the world-leading co-owned pipeline for innovative therapeutics and has to-date established a portfolio of more than 200 proprietary and co-owned R&D projects from early discovery to clinical development. Evotec operates globally with more than 4,000 highly qualified people. The Company's 14 sites offer highly synergistic technologies and services and operate as complementary clusters of excellence. For additional information please go to www.evotec.com and follow us on Twitter @Evotec and LinkedIn .

    FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
    This announcement contains forward-looking statements concerning future events, including the proposed offering and listing of Evotec's securities. Words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "should," "target," "would" and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements include comments regarding completion of the offering. These forward-looking statements are based on the information available to, and the expectations and assumptions deemed reasonable by Evotec at the time these statements were made. No assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates, which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of Evotec. Evotec expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in Evotec's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

    Media Contact Evotec SE:
    Gabriele Hansen, SVP Head of Global Corporate Communications & Marketing, Phone: +49.(0)40.56081-255,

    IR Contact Evotec SE:
    Volker Braun, SVP Head of Global Investor Relations & ESG, Phone: +49.(0)40.56081-775,

    SOURCE: Evotec AG



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    • EVOTEC RECEIVES A € 7.5 M GRANT FROM THE GERMAN FEDERAL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND RESEARCH ("BMBF") FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A THERAPEUTIC AGAINST COVID-19
    • EVOTEC IS DEVELOPING A HIGHLY POTENT IMMUNOMODULATORY MOLECULE THAT HOLDS THE POTENTIAL TO AMPLIFY THE IMMUNE RESPONSE AND REDUCE THE RISK OF DIFFICULT DISEASE PROGRESSION AND HOSPITALISATION

    HAMBURG, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / January 3, 2022 / Evotec SE (Frankfurt Stock Exchange:EVT) MDAX/TecDAX, ISIN: DE0005664809 (NASDAQ:EVO) announced today that the Company has been selected by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research ("BMBF") to receive a grant for the development of EVT075, a potential first-in-class immunomodulatory therapy against COVID-19. Evotec is one of three companies receiving…

    • EVOTEC RECEIVES A € 7.5 M GRANT FROM THE GERMAN FEDERAL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND RESEARCH ("BMBF") FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A THERAPEUTIC AGAINST COVID-19
    • EVOTEC IS DEVELOPING A HIGHLY POTENT IMMUNOMODULATORY MOLECULE THAT HOLDS THE POTENTIAL TO AMPLIFY THE IMMUNE RESPONSE AND REDUCE THE RISK OF DIFFICULT DISEASE PROGRESSION AND HOSPITALISATION

    HAMBURG, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / January 3, 2022 / Evotec SE (Frankfurt Stock Exchange:EVT) MDAX/TecDAX, ISIN: DE0005664809 (NASDAQ:EVO) announced today that the Company has been selected by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research ("BMBF") to receive a grant for the development of EVT075, a potential first-in-class immunomodulatory therapy against COVID-19. Evotec is one of three companies receiving a highly competitive grant as part of a new initiative by the BMBF to support the clinical development of novel therapeutic candidates against COVID-19.

    Under the € 7.5 m grant, Evotec will use clinical material manufactured within its Just - Evotec Biologics manufacturing platform to initiate the clinical development of a potentially highly potent immunomodulatory molecule. Utilising the assays developed as part of the Company's global Pandemic Preparedness and Rapid Response initiative "PRROTECT", Evotec has demonstrated potent activity of the molecule in pre-clinical in-vitro studies. The molecule has shown great potential to produce a powerful antiviral response against infections with SARS-CoV-2 ("coronavirus"). By amplifying the immune response against coronavirus infections, the molecule can potentially reduce the viral load. Thus, the early administration of this biologic may significantly lower the risk of a severe progression of COVID-19 that requires hospitalisation of patients.

    Evotec intends to use the grant to initiate clinical studies assessing the safety and efficacy of the compound and to determine the optimal dose-range in healthy volunteers as well as COVID-19 patients.

    Dr Werner Lanthaler, Chief Executive Officer of Evotec, commented: "As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become apparent that besides continuing to build up immunity by way of vaccinations, effective therapeutics against the disease are also urgently needed. By amplifying the immune response and lowering the viral load, the molecule can help reduce the share of people requiring inpatient treatment, and thus the enormous strain the pandemic is putting on the global health systems. Having leveraged our pandemic preparedness platform 'PRROTECT', we are excited to use the grant from the BMBF to bring a potential COVID-19 therapeutic into the clinic."

    About PRROTECT

    To prepare against future pandemics, Evotec has initiated the global networking initiative PRROTECT (pandemic Preparedness and Rapid RespOnse TEChnology PlaTform). PRROTECT builds on Evotec's existing anti-viral therapeutics portfolio and leverages the Company's platform to further broaden its existing modality-agnostic pipeline against viral threats, while at the same time accelerating R&D timelines for neutralising antibodies, and creating a flexible manufacturing network to deliver such therapeutics in the event of a future pandemic.

    ABOUT EVOTEC SE

    Evotec is a life science company with a unique business model that delivers on its mission to discover and develop highly effective therapeutics and make them available to the patients. The Company's multimodality platform comprises a unique combination of innovative technologies, data and science for the discovery, development, and production of first-in-class and best-in-class pharmaceutical products. Evotec leverages this "Data-driven R&D Autobahn to Cures" for proprietary projects and within a network of partners including all Top 20 Pharma and over 800 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, as well as other healthcare stakeholders. Evotec has strategic activities in a broad range of currently underserved therapeutic areas, including e.g. neurology, oncology, as well as metabolic and infectious diseases. Within these areas of expertise, Evotec aims to create the world-leading co-owned pipeline for innovative therapeutics and has to-date established a portfolio of more than 200 proprietary and co-owned R&D projects from early discovery to clinical development. Evotec operates globally with more than 4,000 highly qualified people. The Company's 14 sites offer highly synergistic technologies and services and operate as complementary clusters of excellence. For additional information please go to www.evotec.com and follow us on Twitter @Evotec and LinkedIn.

    FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

    This announcement contains forward-looking statements concerning future events, including the proposed offering and listing of Evotec's securities. Words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "should," "target," "would" and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements include comments regarding completion of the offering. These forward-looking statements are based on the information available to, and the expectations and assumptions deemed reasonable by Evotec at the time these statements were made. No assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates, which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of Evotec. Evotec expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in Evotec's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

    Media Contact Evotec SE:
    Gabriele Hansen, SVP Head of Global Corporate Communications & Marketing, Phone: +49.(0)40.56081-255,

    IR Contact Evotec SE:
    Volker Braun, SVP Head of Global Investor Relations & ESG, Phone: +49.(0)40.56081-775,

    SOURCE: Evotec AG



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    • GRANT WILL SUPPORT FULLY INTEGRATED DRUG DISCOVERY PROGRAMME FROM SCREENING TO PRE-CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT CANDIDATE
    • PROJECT LEVERAGES EVOTEC'S WOMEN'S HEALTH PLATFORM AND AI/ML MOLECULAR DESIGN TOOLS

    HAMBURG, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / December 16, 2021:
    Evotec SE ((Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, MDAX/TecDAX, OTC:EVOTF, NASDAQ:EVO) today announced that the Company has received a US$ 18 m grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle, WA, USA, "the foundation") for the integrated discovery and development of a novel, first-in-class programme to accelerate progress in the area of women's health and contraceptive technology, leveraging Evotec's integrated R&D platform.

    The project makes use of Evotec's fully-integrated drug discovery and development…

    • GRANT WILL SUPPORT FULLY INTEGRATED DRUG DISCOVERY PROGRAMME FROM SCREENING TO PRE-CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT CANDIDATE
    • PROJECT LEVERAGES EVOTEC'S WOMEN'S HEALTH PLATFORM AND AI/ML MOLECULAR DESIGN TOOLS

    HAMBURG, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / December 16, 2021:
    Evotec SE ((Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, MDAX/TecDAX, OTC:EVOTF, NASDAQ:EVO) today announced that the Company has received a US$ 18 m grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle, WA, USA, "the foundation") for the integrated discovery and development of a novel, first-in-class programme to accelerate progress in the area of women's health and contraceptive technology, leveraging Evotec's integrated R&D platform.

    The project makes use of Evotec's fully-integrated drug discovery and development platforms as well as therapeutic area expertise to take an idea from concept to nomination of a pre-clinical development candidate. To efficiently deliver safe and efficacious pre-clinical drug candidates, Evotec will use its extensive toolbox of computational tools, structural biology, therapeutic area knowledge, translational biology models, safety assessment and deep talent across the full R&D continuum.

    Dr Craig Johnstone, Chief Operating Officer of Evotec, commented: "We are very excited to embark on the mission of delivering a first-in-class women's health programme to the clinic and making it globally available. This new grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation allows us to leverage Evotec's integrated platform for the discovery and development of novel, safe and efficacious drug candidates. We are grateful for the foundation's trust in the capabilities of our integrated platform and look forward to delivering a novel option with the potential of changing the lives of many women to the better."

    ABOUT EVOTEC SE
    Evotec is a life science company with a unique business model that delivers on its mission to discover and develop highly effective therapeutics and make them available to the patients. The Company's multimodality platform comprises a unique combination of innovative technologies, data and science for the discovery, development, and production of first-in-class and best-in-class pharmaceutical products. Evotec leverages this "Data-driven R&D Autobahn to Cures" for proprietary projects and within a network of partners including all Top 20 Pharma and over 800 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, as well as other healthcare stakeholders. Evotec has strategic activities in a broad range of currently underserved therapeutic areas, including e.g. neurology, oncology, as well as metabolic and infectious diseases. Within these areas of expertise, Evotec aims to create the world-leading co-owned pipeline for innovative therapeutics and has to-date established a portfolio of more than 200 proprietary and co-owned R&D projects from early discovery to clinical development. Evotec operates globally with more than 4,000 highly qualified people. The Company's 14 sites offer highly synergistic technologies and services and operate as complementary clusters of excellence. For additional information please go to www.evotec.com and follow us on Twitter @Evotec and LinkedIn .

    FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
    This announcement contains forward-looking statements concerning future events, including the proposed offering and listing of Evotec's securities. Words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "should," "target," "would" and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements include comments regarding completion of the offering. These forward-looking statements are based on the information available to, and the expectations and assumptions deemed reasonable by Evotec at the time these statements were made. No assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates, which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of Evotec. Evotec expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in Evotec's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

    Media Contact Evotec SE:
    Gabriele Hansen, SVP Head of Global Corporate Communications & Marketing, Phone: +49.(0)40.56081-255,

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    Volker Braun, SVP Head of Global Investor Relations & ESG, Phone: +49.(0)40.56081-775,

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  1. EQRx to leverage Evotec's unique data-driven integrated drug discovery and development accelerator platform; partnership aims to build up jointly owned pipeline to deliver innovative, affordable and accessible medicines to patients

    EQRx, a new type of pharmaceutical company committed to developing and delivering important new medicines to patients at radically lower prices, and Evotec SE ((Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, MDAX/TecDAX, OTC:EVOTF, NASDAQ:EVO), a leading life science company, today announced a collaboration to design, discover and develop new therapeutic options for patients. The collaboration will help accelerate EQRx's pipeline expansion efforts by leveraging Evotec's unique data-driven, fully integrated R&D platform, applied…

    EQRx to leverage Evotec's unique data-driven integrated drug discovery and development accelerator platform; partnership aims to build up jointly owned pipeline to deliver innovative, affordable and accessible medicines to patients

    EQRx, a new type of pharmaceutical company committed to developing and delivering important new medicines to patients at radically lower prices, and Evotec SE ((Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, MDAX/TecDAX, OTC:EVOTF, NASDAQ:EVO), a leading life science company, today announced a collaboration to design, discover and develop new therapeutic options for patients. The collaboration will help accelerate EQRx's pipeline expansion efforts by leveraging Evotec's unique data-driven, fully integrated R&D platform, applied across different drug modalities and therapeutic areas. This approach aims to expedite the invention and development of novel drugs and helps ensure superior translation from research ideas to safe and efficacious medicines.

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    The collaboration will focus on multiple therapeutic targets in oncology and immunology. Under the terms of the agreement, EQRx and Evotec will collaborate on drug discovery, pre-clinical and clinical development. Evotec will lead drug discovery and pre-clinical development efforts, and EQRx will be responsible for clinical development, regulatory and commercialization efforts. In addition to jointly funded research and development activities, Evotec will benefit from the potential commercial success of the assets developed within the partnership through a variable profit share mechanism.

    "We continue to rapidly expand our early-stage development pipeline through access to innovative, next-generation drug discovery and engineering technologies," said Carlos Garcia-Echeverria, Ph.D., chief of Rx creation at EQRx. "This collaboration with Evotec will enable us to engineer and develop precision medicines in immunology and oncology with high quality and speed of execution. We look forward to a productive collaboration to bring innovative, affordable and accessible treatment options to people in need."

    "EQRx's ambitious and transformative mission to deliver important new therapies to patients at more affordable prices makes them an ideal partner for us," commented Dr. Craig Johnstone, chief operating officer of Evotec. "This exciting new partnership will expand the reach of our unique data-driven integrated R&D platform. We look forward to leveraging our combined knowledge, expertise and leading-edge technologies to advance new medicines against validated targets as rapidly as possible to make the biggest possible impact for patients."

    About EQRx

    EQRx is a new type of pharmaceutical company committed to developing and delivering innovative medicines to patients at radically lower prices. Launched in January 2020, EQRx is purpose-built, at scale, with a growing catalog of medicines in development in high-cost drug categories and emerging partnerships with leading payers and providers. Leveraging cutting-edge science and technology and strategic partnerships with stakeholders from across the healthcare system, EQRx aims to provide innovative, patent-protected medicines more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before. In August 2021, EQRx announced a proposed combination with CM Life Sciences III (NASDAQ:CMLTU) to accelerate its growth. The combination is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2021. To learn more, visit www.eqrx.com and follow us on social media: Twitter: @EQRxInc, LinkedIn, Instagram: @eqrxinc.

    EQRx™ and Remaking Medicine™ are trademarks of EQRx, Inc.

    About Evotec SE

    Evotec is a life science company with a unique business model that delivers on its mission to discover and develop highly effective therapeutics and make them available to the patients. The Company's multimodality platform comprises a unique combination of innovative technologies, data and science for the discovery, development, and production of first-in-class and best-in-class pharmaceutical products. Evotec leverages this "Data-driven R&D Autobahn to Cures" for proprietary projects and within a network of partners including all Top 20 Pharma and over 800 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, as well as other healthcare stakeholders. Evotec has strategic activities in a broad range of currently underserved therapeutic areas, including e.g., neurology, oncology, as well as metabolic and infectious diseases. Within these areas of expertise, Evotec aims to create the world-leading co-owned pipeline for innovative therapeutics and has to-date established a portfolio of more than 200 proprietary and co-owned R&D projects from early discovery to clinical development. Evotec operates globally with more than 3,900 highly qualified people. The Company's 14 sites offer highly synergistic technologies and services and operate as complementary clusters of excellence. For additional information please go to http://www.evotec.com and follow us on Twitter @Evotec and LinkedIn.

    EQRx Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    This communication contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws with respect to the proposed transaction between EQRx and CM Life Sciences III, including express or implied statements regarding the ability to consummate the transaction and become a public company, as well as EQRx's ability to accelerate growth and expand access to innovative medicines, EQRx's ability to obtain FDA and other approvals of any product candidates in its pipeline, ability to expand its pipeline, and execute on its business strategy with payers, as well as other statements regarding plans and market opportunities of EQRx. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words "believe," "project," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "strategy," "future," "opportunity," "plan," "may," "should," "will," "would," "will be," "will continue," "will likely result," and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including but not limited to: (i) the risk that the transaction may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, (ii) the risk that the transaction may not be completed by CM Life Sciences III's business combination deadline and the potential failure to obtain an extension of the business combination deadline if sought by CM Life Sciences III, (iii) the failure to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the transaction, including the adoption of the merger agreement by the stockholders of CM Life Sciences III, the satisfaction of the minimum trust account amount following redemptions by CM Life Sciences III's public stockholders and the receipt of certain governmental and regulatory approvals, (iv) the lack of a third-party valuation in determining whether or not to pursue the transaction, (v) the inability to complete the PIPE investment in connection with the transaction, (vi) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement, (vii) the effect of the announcement or pendency of the transaction on EQRx's business relationships, operating results and business generally, (viii) risks that the proposed transaction disrupts current plans and operations of EQRx and potential difficulties in EQRx employee retention as a result of the transaction, (ix) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against CM Life Sciences III or EQRx related to the merger agreement or the transaction, (x) the ability to maintain the listing of CM Life Sciences III's securities on a national securities exchange, (xi) changes in the competitive and highly regulated industries in which EQRx operates, variations in operating performance across competitors, changes in laws and regulations affecting EQRx's business and changes in the combined capital structure, (xii) risks associated with EQRx's ability to implement its business plans, including risks associated with its growth strategy, obtaining regulatory approvals, and creating a global payer network, and other risks associating with its plans to create a new kind of pharmaceutical company, (xiii) the risk of downturns and a changing regulatory landscape in the highly competitive healthcare and biopharmaceutical industries, (xiv) the size and growth of the markets in which EQRx operates and its ability to offer innovative medicines at reduced prices, and (xv) EQRx's ability to operate as a public company. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the "Risk Factors" section of the proxy statement/prospectus included in the registration statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-259054) filed with the SEC in connection with the transaction and other documents filed by CM Life Sciences III from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and EQRx and CM Life Sciences III assume no obligation and do not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Neither EQRx nor CM Life Sciences III gives any assurance that either EQRx or CM Life Sciences III or the combined company will achieve its expectations.

    Additional Information and Where to Find It / Non-Solicitation

    In connection with the proposed transaction, CM Life Sciences III filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-259054) with the SEC including the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus. The definitive proxy statement/prospectus will be sent to the stockholders of CM Life Sciences III. CM Life Sciences III and EQRx also will file other documents regarding the proposed transaction with the SEC. Before making any voting decision, investors and security holders of CM Life Sciences III are urged to read the registration statement, the proxy statement/prospectus, and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction as they become available because they will contain important information about the proposed transaction. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the registration statement, the proxy statement/prospectus and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by CM Life Sciences III and EQRx through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.

    The documents filed by CM Life Sciences III with the SEC also may be obtained free of charge at CM Life Sciences III's website at https://iii.cmlifesciencesspac.com/ or upon written request to CM Life Sciences III, c/o Corvex Management, 667 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065.

    Participants in Solicitation

    CM Life Sciences III and EQRx and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from CM Life Sciences III's stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about CM Life Sciences III's directors and executive officers and their ownership of CM Life Sciences III's securities is set forth in CM Life Sciences III's filings with the SEC. To the extent that holdings of CM Life Sciences III's securities have changed since the amounts printed in CM Life Sciences III's Registration Statement on Form S-1, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC. A list of the names of such directors and executive officers and information regarding their interests in the business combination will be contained in the proxy statement/prospectus when available. You may obtain free copies of these documents as described in the preceding paragraph.

    No Offer or Solicitation

    This communication is not a proxy statement or solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the potential transaction and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act, or an exemption therefrom.

    Evotec Forward-Looking Statements

    This announcement contains forward-looking statements concerning future events, including the proposed offering and listing of Evotec's securities. Words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "should," "target," "would" and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements include comments regarding completion of the offering. These forward-looking statements are based on the information available to, and the expectations and assumptions deemed reasonable by Evotec at the time these statements were made. No assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates, which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of Evotec. Evotec expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in Evotec's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

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