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Novo Nordisk A/S purchases B shares worth DKK 954 million from Novo Holdings A/S under the 2018 share repurchase programme

Novo Nordisk A/S
Posted on: 05 Feb 18

Bagsværd, Denmark, 5 February 2018 - Novo Nordisk A/S has today entered into an agreement to purchase 3,087,410 B shares (nominal DKK 0.20) of a value of DKK 954 million from Novo Holdings A/S. This transaction is part of Novo Nordisk's 2018 share repurchase programme of up to a total of DKK 14.0 billion to be executed during a 12 months period beginning 1 February 2018. The transaction price is DKK 308.90 per share and has been calculated as the volume weighted average market price from 1 February to 5 February 2018 in the open window following the announcement of Novo Nordisk A/S' 2017 financial results.

Prior to the sale of B shares, Novo Holdings A/S' ownership of Novo Nordisk A/S was 28.1% of the share capital and 75.5% of the votes. Following the transaction, Novo Holdings A/S owns 107,487,200 A shares (nominal DKK 0.20) and 32,145,318 B shares (nominal DKK 0.20), corresponding to 27.9% of the capital and 75.4% of the votes in Novo Nordisk A/S.

The transaction is in line with the announcement on 1 February 2018 that Novo Holdings A/S intends to maintain its ownership of Novo Nordisk A/S share capital around 28%.

Transactions related to Novo Nordisk's incentive programmes have resulted in a net transfer from Novo Nordisk of 495,918 B shares in the period from 1 February 2018 to 5 February 2018. Novo Nordisk A/S owns a total of 63,102,269 B shares of DKK 0.20, corresponding to 2.5% of the share capital, as treasury shares including this transaction. The total amount of A and B shares in the company is 2,500,000,000 including treasury shares.

Further information

Novo Holdings Communication    
Christian Mostrup Scheel+45 3067 4805
Novo Nordisk Media:    
Katrine Sperling+45 3079 6718
Ken Inchausti (US)+1 609 786 8316
Novo Nordisk Investors :    
Peter Hugreffe Ankersen+45 3075 9085
Hanna Ögren+45 3079 8519
Anders Mikkelsen+45 3079 4461
Christina Kjær+45 3079 3009
Kasper Veje (US)+1 609 235 8567

Company announcement No 9 / 2017 


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Source: Novo Nordisk A/S via GlobeNewswire

Last updated on: 06/02/2018

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