Share buyback program - Novozymes A/S B shares

On February 11, 2011, 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.

Under the program Novozymes will buy back B shares for an amount of up to DKK 400 million in the period from February 11, 2011, to December 31, 2011.
The following transactions have been made under the program:
 
Number of
shares
 
Average purchase
price
Transaction value,
DKK
Accumulated,  
last announcement
 40,312
 
 
30,611,564
March 04, 2011
  4,000
791.17
  3,164,680
March 07, 2011
  3,250
790.59
  2,569,418
March 08, 2011
  4,144
788.69
  3,268,331
March 09, 2011
  2,000
788.33
  1,576,660
March 10, 2011
  4,300
780.71
  3,357,053
Accumulated under the
program
 58,006
 
44,547,706
Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 8,019 B shares in the period from March 4 to March 10. 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 1,945,418 treasury shares, corresponding to 3.0% of the share capital. The total amount of shares in the company is 65,000,000, 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
  Tobias Bjorklund
  Tel. (direct): +45 4446 8682
  Tel. (mobile): +45 3077 8682
 
  Martin Riise Nielsen
  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