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
1,325,344
 
 214,363,738   
March 23, 2012
      55,000  
 159.74
 8,785,833
March 26, 2012
    22,740
 163.14
  3,709,889
March 27, 2012
    42,238
 163.06
  6,887,377
March 28, 2012
    52,000
 162.76
  8,463,659
March 29, 2012
    22,000
 162.63
  3,577,830
Accumulated under the program
1,519,322
 
245,788,326
 
Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 21,280 B shares in the period from March 23, to March 29, 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 9,582,679 treasury shares, corresponding to 2.9% 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