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
 
1,803,592
 
 
291,405,009
April 20, 2012
    35,025
 158.72
 5,559,156
April 23, 2012
      4,999
 157.96
 789,639
April 24, 2012
    15,000
 160.89
 2,413,353
April 25, 2012
    62,867
 154.49
 9,712,236
April 26, 2012
    60,000
  152.06
 9,123,480
Accumulated
under the program
1,981,483
 
319,002,873
 
Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 5,175 B shares in the period from April 20, to April 26, 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 10,016,597 treasury shares, corresponding to 3.1% 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