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, 2012.

The following transactions have been made under the program:

 

  Number of shares

Average
purchase price

   Transaction value,

   DKK

Accumulated, last announcement

1,519,322

 

245,788,326   

March 30, 2012

  26,250 

 162.79

 4,273,361

April 2, 2012

 22,000

 162.53

 3,575,674

April 3, 2012

 20,000

 166.19

 3,323,831

 

 

 

 

Accumulated under the program

1,587,572

 

256,961,192

Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 9,650 B shares in the period from March 30, to April 3, 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 9,641,279 treasury shares, corresponding to 3.0% 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