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

657,825
 

105,929,683
February 17, 2012
  27,350
 165.41
    4,524,014
February 20, 2012
  15,240
 165.13
    2,516,594
February 21, 2012
  33,466
 165.64
    5,543,362
February 22, 2012
  15,000
 168.05
    2,520,780
February 23, 2012
  43,537
 170.88
    7,439,721
Accumulated under the program
792,418
 
 128,474,154
 
Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 218,075 B shares in the period from February 17, to February 23, 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 9,113,628 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