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.

17. August 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
3,848,857
 
606,537,242
August 10, 2012
45,000
 148.12
6,665,459
August 13, 2012
18,450
 148.03
2,731,131
August 14, 2012
25,000
 149.32
3,732,971
August 15, 2012
25,000
 150.47
3,761,665
August 16, 2012
25,000
 156.48
3,912,048
Accumulated
under the program
3,987,307
 
627,340,516

Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 7,595 B shares in the period from August 10, to August 16, 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 11,821,189 treasury shares, corresponding to 3.6% 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
Maarit Pokkinen
Tlf. (direkte): +45 4446 8682
Tlf. (mobil):   +45 3077 8682
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