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.

29. 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
 
2,952,929
 
 
470,813,157
June 22, 2012
 25,000
 161.86
 4,046,511
June 25, 2012
 30,000
 161.20
 4,836,009
June 26, 2012
 40,000
 157.76
 6,310,377
June 27, 2012
 28,500
 151.58
 4,319,970
June 28, 2012
 
 25,000
 148.51
 3,712,678
Accumulated
under the program
3,101,429
 
494,038,702

Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 3,870 B shares in the period from June 22, to June 28, 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 10,980,416 treasury shares, corresponding to 3.4% 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