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
1,183,839
 
191,720,136  
March 16, 2012
     21,562
 157.11
    3,387,702
March 19, 2012
     28,453
 158.49
    4,509,402
March 20, 2012
     23,739
 159.19
    3,778,957
March 21, 2012
     28,722
 161.56
    4,640,245
March 22, 2012
     39,029
 162.12
    6,327,296
Accumulated under
 the program
 
1,325,344
 
214,363,738

Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 8,545 B shares in the period from March 16 to March 22, 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 9,409,981 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