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
Avg. purchase
price
Transaction value,
DKK
Accumulated,
last announcement
 
531,845
 
  85,169,443
February 10, 2012
  18,000
 163.46
    2,942,295
February 13, 2012
  18,000
 163.93
    2,950,703
February 14, 2012
  35,000
 163.29
    5,715,178
February 15, 2012
  17,441
 166.10
    2,896,924
February 16, 2012
  37,539
 166.63
    6,255,140
Accumulated under the program
657,825
 
 105,929,683
 
 
Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 122,321 B shares in the period from February 10, to February 16, 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 9,197,110 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