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.

27. 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
3,452,660
 
547,626,850
July 20, 2012
-
- 
-
July 23, 2012
80,000
 150.95
12,075,714
July 24, 2012
35,000
 149.19
5,221,758
July 25, 2012
25,000
 148.98
3,724,383
July 26, 2012
25,000
 148.35
3,708,764
Accumulated
under the program
3,617,660
 
572,357,469
 
 
Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 3,290 B shares in the period from July 20, to July 26, 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 11,468,822 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