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.

28. 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
4,576,492
 
723,508,261
September 21, 2012
28,000
 161.49
4,521,775
September 24, 2012
23,000
 160.40
3,689,250
September 25, 2012
26,500
 160.51
4,253,521
September 26, 2012
32,000
 159.83
5,114,677
September 27, 2012
24,000
 160.50
3,851,940
Accumulated,
under the program
4,709,992
 
744,939,424
    
Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 3,985 B shares in the period from September 21, to September 27, 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 12,406,499 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