full announcement

16 May 2017 16:17 CET

Change in composition of the Board of Directors of Novo Nordisk A/S

Bagsværd, Denmark, 16 May 2017 - Novo Nordisk today announced that Mary Szela steps down from Novo Nordisk's board of directors with immediate effect. The decision follows changed strategic focus for Novelion Therapeutics, a US-based rare disease company, where Ms Szela serves as CEO, which could lead to a potential conflict of interest.   

"I acknowledge and support Ms Szela's decision to step down from the Board of Directors and I would like to thank Ms Szela for her valuable contribution since joining in March 2015," said Göran Ando, chairman of the Board of Directors at Novo Nordisk.

Further information

Anne Margrethe Hauge +45 3079 3450
Ken Inchausti (US) +1 609 786 8316
Peter Hugreffe Ankersen +45 3075 9085
Hanna Ögren +45 3079 8519
Anders Mikkelsen +45 3079 4461
Kasper Veje (US) +1 609 235 8567

Company announcement No 37 / 2017