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.

21. September 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
 
4,452,992
 
 
703,665,118
September 14, 2012
    28,000
 163.17
   4,568,659
September 17, 2012
    26,500
 160.00
4,240,100
September 18, 2012
    23,000
 158.21
3,638,884
September 19, 2012
    18,000
 159.43
2,869,807
September 20, 2012
    28,000
 161.63
4,525,693
Accumulated
under the program
 
4,576,492
 
 
723,508,261

 

Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 10,665 B shares in the period from September 14, to September 20, 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 12,276,984 treasury shares, corresponding to 3.8% 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