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.

26. October 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
5,089,295
 
806,598,754
October 19, 2012
21,619
 162.69
3,517,246
October 22, 2012
46,000
 161.63
7,435,100
October 23, 2012
34,417
 157.54
5,422,081
October 24, 2012
28,000
 155.99
4,367,692
October 25, 2012
15,400
 158.52
2,441,247
Accumulated
under the program
5,234,731
 
829,782,120

 

Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 13,459 B shares in the period from October 19, to October 25, 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 12,887,429 treasury shares, corresponding to 4.0% 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