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.

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, 2011.
 
The following transactions have been made under the program:
 
Number of
shares
 
Average purchase
price
Transaction value,
DKK
Accumulated,  
last announcement
            0
 
        0
 
   
 
   
January 20, 2012
         18,872
164.32
   3,101,077
January 23, 2012
       110,934
160.24
 17.775,792
January 24, 2012
        27,000
151.30
   4,085,122
January 25, 2012         35,000 155.48   5,441,974
January 26, 2012
Accumulated under the program
      24.000
      215,806
159.31
  3,823,436
 34,227,401
Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 771,530 B shares in the period from January 20, to January 26. 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 9,036,209 treasury shares, corresponding to 2.8% 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
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