SOURCE: Novo Nordisk A/S

April 01, 2011 06:05 ET

Status regarding Novo Nordisk's holding of its own shares (31 March 2011)

BAGSVAERD, DENMARK--(Marketwire - April 1, 2011) -

In continuation of the company's announcement dated 2 February 2011 concerning a planned share repurchase programme, and pursuant to Section 204.25 of the New York Stock Exchange Listed Company Manual, this is to report that Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE: NVO) and its wholly-owned affiliates on 31 March 2011 owned 29,453,509 of its own B shares of DKK 1, corresponding to a total nominal value of DKK 29,453,509 or 4.91% of the total share capital.

In the first quarter of 2011 a total of 2,196,500 B shares were repurchased, and 949,746 B shares were disposed of to employees in connection with employee incentive programmes.

Company Announcement no 20 2011:

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Source: Novo Nordisk A/S via Thomson Reuters ONE


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