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
 210,547
 
 
171,673,994
 
   
 
   
June 06, 2011
          0
0
   0
June 07, 2011
    1,750
887.10     
   1,552,425
June 08, 2011
    7,468
872.88     
   6,518,668  
June 09, 2011
          0
0
   0
 
Accumulated under the
program
 
 219,765
 
 
179,745,087
 
Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 4,889 B shares in the period from June 3 to June 9. 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 1,838,290 treasury shares, corresponding to 2.8% 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