SOURCE: Novo Nordisk A/S

September 21, 2009 08:33 ET

Novo Nordisk A/S: Transaction in Own Shares

BAGSVAERD, DENMARK--(Marketwire - September 21, 2009) - Novo Nordisk A/S - Share repurchase programme

On 7 August 2009 Novo Nordisk initiated its share repurchase programme in accordance with the provisions of the European Commission's regulation no 2273/2003 of 22 December 2003, also referred to as the Safe Harbour rules.

Under the programme Novo Nordisk will repurchase B shares for an amount up to DKK 2.4 billion in the period from 10 August 2009 to 18 December 2009.

Since the announcement as of 14 September 2009, the following transactions have been made under the programme:

                  Number of    Average     Transaction
                    shares  purchase price value, DKK
Accumulated, last
announcement      1,867,000                590,150,026
14 September 2009    75,000       322.1600  24,162,000
15 September 2009    75,000       322.9950  24,224,625
16 September 2009    75,000       328.9410  24,670,575
17 September 2009    65,000       327.9100  21,314,150
18 September 2009    75,000       326.3100  24,473,250
Accumulated under
the programme     2,232,000                708,994,626

With the transactions stated above, Novo Nordisk owns a total of 27,068,808 treasury shares, corresponding to 4.4% of the share capital. The total amount of shares in the company is 620,000,000 including treasury shares.

Novo Nordisk is a healthcare company and a world leader in diabetes care. In addition, Novo Nordisk has a leading position within areas such as haemostasis management, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. Novo Nordisk manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products and services that make a significant difference to patients, the medical profession and society. With headquarters in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs more than 27,900 employees in 81 countries, and markets its products in 179 countries. Novo Nordisk's B shares are listed on the stock exchanges in Copenhagen and London. Its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol 'NVO'. For more information, visit

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In North America:      In North America:
Sean Clements          Hans Rommer
Tel: (+1) 609 514 8316 Tel: (+1) 609 919 7937

Company Announcement no 55 2009

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