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
   483,019
 
 393,295,483
 
   
 
   
October   7, 2011
        100
766.92
         76,692
October 10, 2011
            0
 
                 0
October 11, 2011
        188 
787.30
       148,012
October 12, 2011
October 13, 2011
            0 
         200
 
791.02
                 0
       158,204     
 
Accumulated under the
program
 
   483,507
 
 
 393,678,391
Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 301 B shares in the period from October 7 to October 13. 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 2,045,165 treasury shares, corresponding to 3.1% 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