Share buyback program - Novozymes A/S B shares

On January 20, 2012, Novozymes initiated a share buyback program in accordance with the provisions of European Commission Regulation no. 2273/2003 of December 22, 2003, also referred to as the Safe Harbour Regulation.

25. May 2012
Under the program Novozymes will buy back B shares for an amount of up to DKK 1,000 million in the period from January 20, 2012, to December 31, 2012.
 
The following transactions have been made under the program:
 
 
 
Number of shares
Average
purchase price
Transaction value,
DKK
 Accumulated,
last announcement
 
2,312,886
 
 
368,722,151
May 16, 2012
 3,000
 153.11
 459,325
May 21, 2012
 43,000
 153.41
 6,596,559
May 22, 2012
 42,634
 153.15
 6,529,324
May 23, 2012
 35,000
 154.61
 5,411,303
May 24, 2012
 25,000
 158.44
 3,960,990
Accumulated
under the program
 
2,461,520
 
 
391,679,652
 
Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 21,000 B shares in the period from May 16, to May 24, 2012. The shares related to these transactions were not part of the Safe Harbour share buyback program.
 
With the transactions stated above, Novozymes owns a total of 10,430,014 treasury shares, corresponding to 3.2% of the share capital. The total amount of shares in the company is 325,000,000 including treasury shares.
 
 
Contact persons:
 
Press and media:
Investor relations:
René Tronborg (Europe)
Tel. (direct): +45 4446 2274
Tel. (mobile): +45 3077 2274
 
Paige Donnelly (USA)
Tel. (direct): +1 919 494 3209
Tel. (mobile): +1 919 218 4501
Martin Riise
Tel. (direct): +45 4446 0738
Tel. (mobile): +45 3077 0738
 
Thomas Bomhoff (USA)
Tel. (direct): +1 919 494 3483
Tel. (mobile):  +1 919 649 2565