Novo Nordisk A/S - share repurchase programme

Bagsværd, Denmark, 9 August 2023 – On 9 May 2023, 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 30 billion to be executed during a 12-month period beginning 1 February 2023.

Under the programme initiated 9 May 2023, Novo Nordisk will repurchase B shares for an amount up to DKK 5.8 billion in the period from 10 May 2023 to 8 August 2023. The programme is now concluded.

Since the announcement 31 July, the following transactions have been made:

 Number of B sharesAverage purchase priceTransaction value, DKK
Accumulated, last announcement4,650,554 5,103,941,760
31 July 202367,3861,081.2872,863,443
1 August 2023110,0001,090.17119,918,297
2 August 202395,0001,085.04103,079,094
3 August 202395,0001,079.29102,532,137
4 August 202398,0001,069.38104,798,989
7 August 202395,0001,083.19102,903,063
8 August 202377,3001,163.7389,956,150
Accumulated under the programme5,288,240 5,799,992,933

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

With the transactions stated above, Novo Nordisk owns a total of 16,272,172 B shares of DKK 0.20 as treasury shares, corresponding to 0.7% of the share capital. The total amount of A and B shares in the company is 2,255,000,000 including treasury shares.

Novo Nordisk expects to repurchase B shares for an amount up to DKK 30 billion during a 12-month period beginning 1 February 2023. As of 8 August 2023, Novo Nordisk has since 1 February 2023 repurchased a total of 14,218,581 B shares at an average share price of DKK 1,075.30 per B share equal to a transaction value of DKK 15,289,230,585.

Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity and rare blood and endocrine disorders. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines, and working to prevent and ultimately cure disease. Novo Nordisk employs about 57,100 people in 80 countries and markets its products in around 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, Facebook, X, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Contacts for further information

Ambre James-Brown
+45 3079 9289

Natalia Salomao Abrahao (US)
+1 848 304 1027

Daniel Muusmann Bohsen
+45 3075 2175

Jacob Martin Wiborg Rode
+45 3075 5956

David Heiberg Landsted
+45 3077 6915

Mark Joseph Root (US)
+1 848 213 3219

Company announcement No 51 / 2023



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