Novo Nordisk A/S: Share repurchase programme
Bagsværd, Denmark, 8 January 2018 - On 1 November 2017, 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 17 billion to be executed during a 12-month period beginning 2 February 2017.
Under the programme initiated 1 November 2017, Novo Nordisk will repurchase B shares for an amount up to DKK 4.8 billion in the period from 1 November 2017 to 30 January 2018.
Since the announcement as of 27 December 2017, the following transactions have been made under the programme:
| Number of |
| Average |
| Transaction |
|Accumulated, last announcement||9,551,000||3,102,093,888|
|2 January 2018||245,000||333.90||81,805,698|
|3 January 2018||260,000||337.06||87,635,821|
|4 January 2018||245,000||336.43||82,425,859|
|5 January 2018||180,000||337.29||60,712,128|
|Accumulated under the programme||10,481,000||3,414,673,393|
The details for each transaction made under the share repurchase programme are published on novonordisk.com.
With the transactions stated above, Novo Nordisk owns a total of 56,472,054 B shares of DKK 0.20, corresponding to 2.3% 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 17 billion during a 12-month period beginning 2 February 2017. As of 5 January 2018, Novo Nordisk has repurchased a total of 55,372,831 B shares equal to a transaction value of DKK 15,614,644,421.
Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 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 41,700 people in 77 countries and markets its products in more than 165 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
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Company announcement No 2/2018