Evotec SE (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT,
MDAX/TecDAX, ISIN: DE0005664809) today announced that the U.S. Department of
Defense (“DOD”) awarded its Seattle-based subsidiary, Just – Evotec Biologics, Inc. a
contract valued up to $ 18.2 m to develop and manufacture monoclonal antibodies
(“mAbs”) for treatment and/or prevention of COVID-19. The goal of this programme is to
rapidly and efficiently deliver the mAbs to the DOD.

The DOD’s Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and
Nuclear Defense (“JPEO-CBRND”) is executing this effort in coordination with the Office
of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (“OASD(HA)”) and the Defense
Health Agency (“DHA”).

Under the contract, Just – Evotec Biologics will design a highly efficient manufacturing
process for the production of Current Good Manufacturing Practice (“cGMP”) clinical
supplies of two monoclonal antibodies directed against SARS-CoV-2 antigens. The mAbs
will be tested in early-stage clinical trials and ultimately, used for intervention and/or
prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infections. Just – Evotec Biologics will use its extensive
experience in process development and clinical manufacturing to enable the rapid
realisation of these potentially critical protein therapeutic treatments against
SARS-CoV-2 infections.

Dr James Thomas, Executive Vice President Global Head Biotherapeutics at
Just – Evotec Biologics commented: “It is an honour to be working with the
Department of Defense on this important and time-critical programme. The response to
COVID-19 requires the application of rapid, flexible, scalable and robust development and
manufacturing technologies. Our company and our platform were designed for the type of
rapid response required to develop safe and efficacious products needed for the fight
against COVID-19 and future pandemics.”

Dr Craig Johnstone, Chief Operating Officer of Evotec, added: “Evotec is
committed to the global fight against COVID-19 and future pandemic preparedness. We
are very pleased to be one of the service providers to the U.S. Department of Defense and
to apply our expertise and advanced technologies to respond rapidly to this significant
global health crisis.”

The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense
(“JPEOCBRND”) protects the Joint Force by providing medical countermeasures and defense
equipment against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats. As an effective DoD
acquisition program, the JPEO-CBRND’s vision is a resilient Joint Force enabled to fight and
win unencumbered by a CBRN environment; championed by innovative, agile, results-oriented
acquisition professionals. The Joint Project Manager for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and
Nuclear Medical (“JPM CBRN Medical”) facilitates the advanced development and acquisition of
medical solutions to combat CBRN and emerging threats. JPM CBRN Medical works with
JPEO-CBRND’s Joint Project Lead for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense –
Enabling Biotechnologies to provide new and improved medical countermeasures to enable a single
treatment for many threats, rapid medical countermeasure responses, genomic sequencing and the
capability to diagnose CBRN threats before the onset of symptoms. To learn more about JPEO-CBRND’s
COVID-19 response, visit https://www.jpeocbrnd.osd.mil/coronavirus.

Just – Evotec Biologics wholly owned by Evotec SE is a unique platform company that integrates the design,
engineering, development, and manufacture of biologics. With deep experience in the fields of protein, process
and manufacturing sciences, the Just team came together to solve the scientific and technical hurdles that block
access to life-changing protein therapeutics; from the design of therapeutic molecules to the design of the
manufacturing plants used to produce them. Our focus is to create access and value for a global market through
scientific and technological innovation. Learn more at www.just.bio

Evotec is a drug discovery alliance and development partnership company focused on
rapidly progressing innovative product approaches with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies,
academics, patient advocacy groups and venture capitalists. We operate worldwide and our more than 3,000
employees provide the highest quality stand-alone and integrated drug discovery and development solutions.
We cover all activities from target-to-clinic to meet the industry’s need for innovation and efficiency in drug
discovery and development (EVT Execute). The Company has established a unique position by assembling
top-class scientific experts and integrating state-of-the-art technologies as well as substantial experience and
expertise in key therapeutic areas including neuronal diseases, diabetes and complications of diabetes, pain and
inflammation, oncology, infectious diseases, respiratory diseases, fibrosis, rare diseases and women’s health.
On this basis, Evotec has built a broad and deep pipeline of approx. 100 co-owned product opportunities at clinical,
pre-clinical and discovery stages (EVT Innovate). Evotec has established multiple long-term alliances with partners
including Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, CHDI, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, Sanofi,
Takeda, UCB and others. For additional information please go to www.evotec.com and follow us on Twitter @Evotec.

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