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GlaxoSmithKline receives conditional marketing authorisation in the EU for Votrient® (pazopanib)

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) confirmed today that the European Commission (EC) has granted a conditional marketing authorisation for Votrient (pazopanib) for the first-line treatment of advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) and for patients who have received prior cytokine therapy for advanced disease. As part of these conditions, GSK will provide data from ongoing clinical studies.

Issued: London, UK

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) confirmed today that the European Commission (EC) has granted a conditional marketing authorisation for Votrient® (pazopanib) for the first-line treatment of advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) and for patients who have received prior cytokine therapy for advanced disease. As part of these conditions, GSK will provide data from ongoing clinical studies.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Votrient® (pazopanib) as a treatment for patients with advanced RCC in October 2009.

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Gary Davies

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Cautionary statement regarding forward-looking statements
Under the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, GSK cautions investors that any forward-looking statements or projections made by GSK, including those made in this announcement, are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Factors that may affect GSK' s operations are described under 'Risk Factors' in the 'Business Review' in the company' s Annual Report on Form 20-F for 2009.