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Lonza Invests CHF 20 million to Expand API Development and Manufacturing Facility in Nansha, China

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Lonza today announced new investments in GMP laboratories and mid-scale manufacturing assets at its API manufacturing center in Nansha, China. The investments, totaling over CHF 20 million, will allow Lonza to provide a smoother transition from small-scale to large-scale manufacturing for customers while maintaining Lonza’s global quality and regulatory standards.

The expansion will include six 1,000L small molecule reactors, four 1,500L vessels, and isolation equipment providing mid-scale capacity to bridge between early-phase and late-phase production. The additional GMP laboratories will be able to develop and manufacture highly potent API (HPAPI) under GMP standards.

Lonza’s Nansha site is fully integrated within the company’s global manufacturing network. Scientists and engineers based in Nansha focus on API development and manufacturing for customers around the globe. The Lonza team also contains regulatory specialists with experience working with Chinese regulators throughout the drug development and scale-up process. Approximately 250 employees work at Lonza’s Nansha site; this expansion is expected to create around 70 new positions.

The expanded laboratories and manufacturing facilities at Nansha are expected to come online between Q1 2022 and Q3 2022.

About Lonza
Lonza is the preferred global partner to the pharmaceutical, biotech and nutrition markets. We work to prevent illness and enable a healthier world by supporting our customers to deliver new and innovative medicines that help treat a wide range of diseases. We achieve this by combining technological insight with world-class manufacturing, scientific expertise and process excellence. These enable our customers to commercialize their discoveries and innovations in the healthcare sector.

Founded in 1897 in the Swiss Alps, today Lonza operates across five continents. With approximately 14,000 full-time employees, we are built from high-performing teams and of individual talent who make a meaningful difference to our own business, as well as to the communities in which we operate. The company generated sales of CHF 4.5 billion in 2020 with a CORE EBITDA of CHF 1.4 billion. Find out more at www.lonza.com

Lonza Contact Details

Dr. Martina Ribar Hestericová
Trade Media Lead
Lonza Group Ltd
Tel +41 61 316 8982
martina.ribarhestericova@lonza.com

Dirk Oehlers
Investor Relations
Lonza Group Ltd
Tel +41 61 316 8540
dirk.oehlers@lonza.com

Additional Information and Disclaimer
Lonza Group Ltd has its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, and is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. It has a secondary listing on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX-ST”). Lonza Group Ltd is not subject to the SGX-ST’s continuing listing requirements but remains subject to Rules 217 and 751 of the SGX-ST Listing Manual.

Certain matters discussed in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations and estimates of Lonza Group Ltd, although Lonza Group Ltd can give no assurance that these expectations and estimates will be achieved. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainty and are qualified in their entirety. The actual results may differ materially in the future from the forward-looking statements included in this news release due to various factors. Furthermore, except as otherwise required by law, Lonza Group Ltd disclaims any intention or obligation to update the statements contained in this news release.

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