Novo Nordisk A/S – Share repurchase programme

Bagsværd, Denmark, 9 December 2019 – On 5 November 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 5 November 2019, Novo Nordisk will repurchase B shares for an amount up to DKK 2.1 billion in the period from 6 November 2019 to 3 February 2020.

Since the announcement as of 2 December 2019, the following transactions have been made:

 Number of
B shares
Average
purchase price
Transaction
value, DKK
Accumulated, last announcement1,825,000 696,930,562
2 December 2019100,000381.2838,128,320
3 December 2019100,000380.3838,038,254
4 December 2019100,000384.4338,442,679
5 December 2019100,000387.0938,709,174
6 December 2019100,000383.7538,375,318
Accumulated under the programme2,325,000 888,624,307

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

Transactions related to Novo Nordisk’s incentive programmes have resulted in a net transfer to Novo Nordisk of 50 B shares in the period from 2 December 2019 to 6 December 2019. The shares in these transactions were not part of the Safe Harbour repurchase programme.

With the transactions stated above, Novo Nordisk owns a total of 47,260,199 B shares of DKK 0.20, corresponding to 2.0% 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 6 December, Novo Nordisk has since 1 February 2019 repurchased a total of 40,148,923 B shares at an average share price of DKK 343.28 per B share equal to a transaction value of DKK 13,782,296,926.

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 95 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat obesity, haemophilia, growth disorders and other serious chronic diseases. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 42,200 people in 80 countries and markets its products in more than 170 countries. Novo Nordisk's B shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (Novo-B). Its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NVO). For more information, visit novonordisk.com, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube.

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
Mark Joseph Root+45 3079 4211mjhr@novonordisk.com
Kristoffer Due Berg (US)+1 609 235 2989krdb@novonordisk.com

Company announcement no. 73 / 2019

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