Novozymes’ acquisition of GroPep finalised

Novozymes A/S has completed the acquisition of Australian company GroPep Ltd with effect from December 12, 2006.

With reference to stock exchange announcements 17 and 22 of August 14 and November 27, 2006, Novozymes can confirm that the takeover of Australian company GroPep Ltd has been finalised with effect from December 12, 2006.

The company is being renamed Novozymes GroPep Ltd. It is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Novozymes and will be included in Novozymes’ consolidated financial statements with effect from December 12, 2006.