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
  951,342
 
154,786,414  
March 2, 2012
    36,533
 162.43
    5,934,095
March 5, 2012
    11,027
 159.57
    1,759,577
March 6, 2012
    22,000
 157.63
    3,467,847
March 7, 2012
    25,000
 157.35
    3,933,733
March 8, 2012
    25,000
 157.73
    3,943,236
Accumulated under the program
1,070,902
 
173,824,902  

Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 10,175 B shares in the period from March 2, to March 8, 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 9,174,592 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