New incentive programme - elaboration on the conditions


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Randers, 22 May 2007                                                           
Stock exchange announcement No. 22/2007                                        
New incentive programme - elaboration on the conditions                         

As mentioned in the interim financial report for first quarter 2007 (cf. stock  
exchange announcement No. 20 of 15 May 2007), the Board of Directors has agreed 
on a new option programme for the Executive Management and selected executives  
in the Group; in total 20 persons.                                              

Subsequently, the number of options has been calculated, and the details of the 
programme including the conditions for the participants can now be stated as    

The total value of the programme that comprises the years 2007, 2008 and 2009   
amounts to DKK 90,750,000 calculated on the basis of the Black-Scholes model.   

The exercise price has been fixed at DKK 380.50 equivalent to the closing price 
on 15 May 2007, on which day the interim financial report was announced.        
The full programme includes a total of 568,759 options, out of which 155,102    
options will be issued to the Executive Management.                             

The participants must for a period of three years after exercise of the options 
hold shares in the company corresponding to 50 per cent of the profit, after    
deduction of calculated tax, which the participant has gained by exercising the 

Each option entitles to subscription of one share. 
Furthermore, the incentive programme is structured so that                      

the participants in 2007, 2008 and 2009 will be allotted options at a value     
equivalent to 60 per cent of their yearly salary for 2006 inclusive of bonus,   

the allotment for 2008 and 2009 will take place in connection with the Board of
Directors' approval of the annual report for the year in question, 

the participants must still be employed at the time of allotment,               

the options can be exercised for a period of two years, when three years have   
passed after allotment. Exercise may, however, only take place during the       
periods in which executives may trade the company's shares in accordance with   
the company's internal rules,                                                   

exercise can only take place if the participants at the time of exercise have   
not terminated the employment themselves.                                       

An increase in the company's market value of DKK 1bn will result in an increase 
in the value of the options (calculated at the time of exercise) of approx DKK  

After capital gains tax this is equivalent to a total value for the 20          
participants of DKK 1.6m. If this gain is realised, the participants must       
reinvest half of the value (DKK 0.8m) in the company's shares for a period of   
three years after exercise of the options.                                      

The following assumptions are included in the calculation of the Black-Scholes  

Share price: DKK 380.50                                                         

Volatility: 44.3 per cent                                                       

A risk-free interest of 4.29 per cent, 4.30 per cent and 4.32 per cent,         
equivalent to the interest rate of Danish gilt-edged stocks with the same term  
as the options i.e. 5, 6 and 7 years.                                           

The calculation is based on the condition that no dividend is paid during the   

The calculation of the value of the options includes an annual deduction of 3.6 
per cent. This takes into account that not all the participants in the programme
- as a consequence of termination of their employment - will gain or exercise   
the issued options. The deduction is equivalent to five participants terminating
their employment during the term of the programme.                              

Any questions in relation to this announcement may be addressed to Mr Bent Erik 
Carlsen, Chairman of the Board of Directors, telephone +45 4019 8080.           

Yours sincerely                                                                 
Vestas Wind Systems A/S                                                         

Bent Erik Carlsen                                                               
Chairman of the Board of Directors