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QIAGEN to Join Germany's MDAX Index in Addition to TecDAX

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QIAGEN to join MDAX as of September 24, 2018, due to reorganization
of German stock market indices

QIAGEN N.V. (NYSE:QGEN, Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA)) announced today
that its global shares will be included in Germany's MDAX index as of
September 24, 2018, in addition to the current listing in the country's
TecDAX index.

The addition to the MDAX – which will now track the next 60 largest
companies on the German stock market after the 30 largest stocks in the
DAX index – comes as part of a reorganization of index rules adopted by
Deutsche Boerse, operator of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The new rules for the indices remove the previous separation of
companies into the "Tech" segment (in which QIAGEN has been a member
since 2003) and the "Classic" segment (traditional businesses).
Technology sector companies will now be eligible for listing in the DAX,
MDAX or SDAX based on market capitalization and trading volume, while
also being eligible for membership in the TecDAX, which will continue to
comprise the 30 largest technology companies measured by market
capitalization and sales.

"The MDAX and TecDAX indices are each used as performance benchmarks by
some investors, especially through the use of exchange-traded funds
(ETFs), and we believe the changes in the German stock market indices
will create additional opportunities for QIAGEN's global shares to be
held by investors around the world," said Roland Sackers, Chief
Financial Officer of QIAGEN N.V.

The changes in the German stock market indices have no impact on the
listing of QIAGEN's global shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

Please find the full press release here

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