Amgen Announces Award for Science Teaching Excellence in California; First Year Focusing on Science Teaching; A Statewide Call for Nominations

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Jan 10, 2002 -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) announced today it is launching the Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence in California, its first statewide recognition program for science education. Five K-12 educators who work in either public or private schools in California will each receive an unrestricted $10,000 award check from Amgen, and statewide recognition, at a special award ceremony in Los Angeles in May.

For ten years, Amgen has conducted the Amgen Award for Teacher Excellence, in Ventura County. This year's award marks a fundamental change in the program, broadening it to the entire state, yet focusing solely on excellence in science teaching.

Anyone can nominate an educator who teaches science. The nomination letter should include: the full name of the teacher; the name and address of the school; the name of the school district; the school's phone number; the grade level the science teacher teaches; the nominator's relationship to the science teacher; the nominator's phone number; and a description of why the science teacher deserves the award. Letters should be sent to: Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence, Amgen Inc., One Amgen Center Drive, Mailstop 27-4-B, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-1799. Nominations can also be submitted electronically, at Nominations for the award will be accepted immediately, through February 28, 2002.

Amgen is a global biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets cost-effective human therapeutics based on advances in cellular and molecular biology.

CONTACT: Amgen, Thousand Oaks
Barbara Bronson Gray: (805) 447-4949