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.

20. July 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
3,369,222
 
534,930,836
July 13, 2012
25,000
 150.84
3,770,943
July 16, 2012
20,000
 154.01
3,080,170
July 17, 2012
37,500
 152.07
5,702,524
July 18, 2012
938
 151.79
142,377
July 19, 2012
-
 -
-
Accumulated
under the program
3,452,660
 
547,626,850

Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 18,015 B shares in the period from July 13, to July 19, 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 11,307,112 treasury shares, corresponding to 3.5% 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