18th General Meeting of Lek d.d.

Lek Shareholders adopted the Resolutions proposed

20. 1. 2003

Lek Pharmaceuticals d.d., Verovškova 57, Ljubljana, hereby announces that at the 18th General Meeting of the joint-stock company, held on 20 January 2003, Lek shareholders discussed and adopted the following resolutions:

- Resolution on the withdrawal of Class-A and Class-B shares of Lek d.d. from the organized securities market;
– Resolution on the modifications to the Statute of the Joint-Stock company Lek, on the basis of which the company will inform its shareholders of everything that is important for the execution of their rights and the fulfilment of their obligations, and of all important events or circumstances, which may influence its operation, by means of public announcements in the newspaper Delo;
– Resolution on the election of new members of the Supervisory Board of Lek d.d., the persons elected members of the Supervisory Board for a 4-year term of office starting to run on 20 January 2003, being the following: Mr.Hubert Hirzinger, Mr.Andreas Rummelt, Mr.Peter Rupprecht, Mr.Erwin Schillinger, Mr.Christian Seiwald and Mr.Peter Kraljič.

In accordance with Article 54 of the Securities Market Act, and with Paragraph 4, Article 542 of the Companies’ Act, Lek d.d. offered all those Lek shareholders who had opposed the withdrawal of Lek shares from the organized securities market and who had been holders of Lek shares since 19 December 2002, suitable financial compensation. (hereinafter referred to as Compensation). Compensation to the amount of SIT 85,000 (eighty-five thousand) per one (1) share of Lek d.d. was offered the above indicated shareholders on the minutes and was accepted by the shareholders’ signing this minutes.

The withdrawal of the shares of Lek d.d. from the organized securities market will change the way of trading Lek shares, i.e. they will no longer be traded on the Stock Exchange. Nevertheless, the shares of Lek d.d. remain to be negotiable and can therefore be sold directly. For any information regarding the selling of Lek shares, the shareholders can contact the Finance Sector of Lek d.d. at the telephone number : + 386 1 580 20 59.

This press release contains statements and conclusions based on projections of Lek’s future business operations. These estimates are derived from the best information currently available. In case these forecasts prove unreliable, the actual results could prove different from those projected.

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    For additional information, please contact: + 386 1 580 22 43 Miša Komar Žiberna, Lek’s Corporate Communications