Bagsværd, Denmark, 22 July 2019 – On 7 May 2019, Novo Nordisk initiated a share repurchase programme in accordance with Article 5 of Regulation No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and Council of 16 April 2014 (MAR) and the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052 of 8 March 2016 (the "Safe Harbour Rules"). This programme is part of the overall share repurchase programme of up to DKK 15 billion to be executed during a 12-month period beginning 1 February 2019.

Under the programme initiated 7 May 2019, Novo Nordisk will repurchase B shares for an amount up to DKK 2.7 billion in the period from 8 May 2019 to 7 August 2019.

Since the announcement as of 15 July 2019, the following transactions have been made under the programme:

 Number of
B shares
Average
purchase price
Transaction
value, DKK
Accumulated, last announcement5,788,400 1,909,190,965
15 July 2019135,000317.3342,839,778
16 July 2019135,000318.8043,038,633
17 July 2019135,000321.5343,407,138
18 July 2019135,000321.9343,460,372
19 July 2019135,000318.5443,002,719
Accumulated under the programme6,463,400 2,124,939,605

The details for each transaction made under the share repurchase programme are published on novonordisk.com.

With the transactions stated above, Novo Nordisk owns a total of 28,806,543 B shares of DKK 0.20, corresponding to 1.2% of the share capital, as treasury shares. The total amount of A and B shares in the company is 2,400,000,000 including treasury shares.

Novo Nordisk expects to repurchase B shares for an amount up to DKK 15 billion during a 12-month period beginning 1 February 2019. As of 19 July 2019, Novo Nordisk has since 1 February 2019 repurchased a total of 21,639,904 B shares at an average share price of DKK 326.24 per B share equal to a transaction value of DKK 7,059,893,206.

Further information

Media:  
Anne Margrethe Hauge+45 4442 3450amhg@novonordisk.com
Ken Inchausti (US)+1 609 240 9429kiau@novonordisk.com
   
Investors:  
Peter Hugreffe Ankersen+45 3075 9085phak@novonordisk.com
Valdemar Borum Svarrer+45 3079 0301jvls@novonordisk.com
Ann Søndermølle Rendbæk+45 3075 2253arnd@novonordisk.com
Kristoffer Due Berg (US)+1 609 235 2989krdb@novonordisk.com
   

Company announcement No 42 / 2019

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