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
 
215,809
 
 
 34,227,401
 
January 27, 2012
  54,164
 158.41
   8,580,113
January 30, 2012
  32,000
 156.27
   5,000,667
January 31, 2012
  20,000
 159.36
   3,187,191
February 1, 2012
  24,479
 161.86
   3,962,256
February 2, 2012
  40,000
 163.32
   6,532,929
Accumulated under the program
 386,449
 
  61,490,557

 

Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 124,030 B shares in the period from January 27, to February 2, 2012. 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 9,082,822 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