SOURCE: Novo Nordisk A/S

October 12, 2009 08:54 ET

Transaction in Own Shares

BAGSVAERD, DENMARK--(Marketwire - October 12, 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 5 October 2009, the following transactions have been made under the programme:

                  Number of    Average      Transaction
                   shares   purchase price  value, DKK
Accumulated, last
announcement      3,032,000                  965,605,244
5 October 2009       70,000       318.9990    22,329,930
6 October 2009       70,000       318.4700    22,292,900
7 October 2009       80,000       318.9499    25,515,992
8 October 2009      131,000       316.5195    41,464,054
9 October 2009       70,000       316.5699    22,159,893
Accumulated under
the programme     3,453,000                1,099,368,013

In the third quarter of 2009, Novo Nordisk repurchased 8,592,500 B shares and 195,433 B shares were disposed of to employee incentive programmes.

With the transactions stated above, Novo Nordisk owns a total of 28,289,808 treasury shares, corresponding to 4.6% 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 28,500 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

Further information:

Media:                 Investors:

Outside North America: Outside North America:
Elin K Hansen          Mads Veggerby Lausten
Tel: (+45) 4442 3450   Tel: (+45) 4443 7919

                       Kasper Roseeuw Poulsen
                       Tel: (+45) 4442 4471

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

Company Announcement no 60 / 2009

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