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.

15. June 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
 
2,674,429
 
 
425,893,977
June 8, 2012
 15,000
 156.89
 2,353,338
June 11, 2012
 35,000
 161.98
 5,669,317
June 12, 2012
 30,000
 160.86
 4,825,806
June 13, 2012
 20,668
 160.89
 3,325,279
June 14, 2012
 
37,996
159.77
6,070,618
Accumulated
under the program
2,813,093
 
448,138,335
Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 33,308 B shares in the period from June 8, to June 14, 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 10,705,534 treasury shares, corresponding to 3.3% 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