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Renovis Stockholders Approve Acquisition by Evotec
Date:5/1/2008

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renovis, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNVS) announced today that its stockholders approved the adoption of the merger agreement with Evotec AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT) at a special meeting of stockholders held today. The merger is expected to close by May 5, 2008.

In the transaction, each issued and outstanding share of Renovis common stock will be automatically converted into the right to receive 0.5271 of an American Depositary Share (ADSs) of Evotec, with each ADS representing two ordinary shares of Evotec, such that each issued and outstanding share of Renovis common stock will be exchanged for ADSs representing 1.0542 Evotec ordinary shares.

About Renovis, Inc

Renovis is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of drugs for major medical needs in the areas of neurological and inflammatory diseases. The Company's proprietary research programs focus on the purinergic receptors, P2X3 and P2X7, for the potential treatment of pain and inflammatory diseases. In addition, Renovis has worldwide collaboration and license agreements with Pfizer to research, develop and commercialize small molecule vanilloid receptor (VR1) antagonists.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains certain forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, regarding the likelihood and timing of the completion of the business combination transaction involving Evotec and Renovis, the conversion of Renovis shares into a right to receive Evotec shares, the anticipated benefits of such transaction and the plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements and are based on management's current e
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