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Novo Nordisk A/S - Share repurchase programme

Bagsværd, Denmark, 5 March 2018 - On 5 February 2018, 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), also referred to as the Safe Harbour rules. This programme is part of the overall share repurchase programme of up to DKK 14 billion to be executed during a 12-month period beginning 1 February 2018.

Under the programme initiated 5 February 2018, Novo Nordisk will repurchase B shares for an amount up to DKK 2.5 billion in the period from 6 February 2018 to 30 April 2018.

Since the announcement as of 26 February 2018, the following transactions have been made under the programme:

  Number of
B shares
Average
purchase price
Transaction
value, DKK
Accumulated, last announcement 2,123,251   652,844,232
26 February 2018 135,000 327.02 44,147,633
27 February 2018 135,000 324.75 43,841,236
28 February 2018 148,000 319.40 47,271,067
1 March 2018 150,000 310.37 46,555,660
2 March 2018 150,000 304.61 45,691,717
Accumulated under the programme 2,841,251   880,351,545

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 from Novo Nordisk of 2,980 B shares in the period from 26 February 2018 to 2 March 2018. 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 65,910,347 B shares of DKK 0.20, corresponding to 2.6% of the share capital, as treasury shares. The total amount of A and B shares in the company is 2,500,000,000 including treasury shares.

Novo Nordisk expects to repurchase B shares for an amount up to DKK 14 billion during a 12-month period beginning 1 February 2018. As of 2 March 2018, Novo Nordisk has repurchased a total of 5,928,661 B shares at an average share price of DKK 309.35 per B share equal to a transaction value of DKK 1,834,052,494.

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 42,100 people in 79 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 3450 amhg@novonordisk.com
Ken Inchausti (US) +1 609 786 8316 kiau@novonordisk.com
     
Investors:    
Peter Hugreffe Ankersen +45 3075 9085 phak@novonordisk.com
Hanna Ögren +45 3079 8519 haoe@novonordisk.com
Anders Mikkelsen +45 3079 4461 armk@novonordisk.com
Christina Kjær +45 3079 3009 cnje@novonordisk.com
Kasper Veje (US) +1 609 235 8567 kpvj@novonordisk.com

Company announcement No 22 / 2018

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Monday, March 5, 2018 - 08:52