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.

24. 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
 
3,987,307
 
 
627,340,516
August 17, 2012
25,000
 157.91
3,947,802
August 20, 2012
25,000
 158.83
3,970,707
August 21, 2012
25,000
 161.96
4,049,120
August 22, 2012
25,000
 163.15
4,078,794
August 23, 2012
15,000
 164.78
2,471,743
Accumulated
under the program
 
4,102,307
 
 
645,858,682

 

 

Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 42,530 B shares in the period from August 17, to August 23, 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 11,893,659 treasury shares, corresponding to 3.7% 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