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
2,049,041
 
329,010,447
May   3, 2012
 25,000
 151.00
 3,774,944
May   7, 2012
 25,000
 150.52
 3,762,941
May   8, 2012
 31,320
 153.76
 4,815,714
May   9, 2012
 80,000
 149.63
 11,970,192
May 10, 2012
 18,000
 149.18
 2,685,191
Accumulated
under the program
 
2,228,361
 
 
356,019,429
 
 
Transactions related to Novozymes’ incentive programs have resulted in a net sale by Novozymes of 31,445 B shares in the period from May 3, to May 10, 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 10,222,750 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