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
792,418
 
128,474,154  
February 24, 2012
27,065
 168.96
 4,573,003
February 27, 2012
47,532
 165.77
 7,879,348
February 28, 2012
10,327
 165.56
 1,709,768
February 29, 2012
24,000
 165.71
 3,977,098
March 1, 2012
50,000
 163.46
 8,173,043
Accumulated under the program
951,342
 
154,786,414  
  
Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 207,345 B shares in the period from February 24, to March 1, 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 9,065,207 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