SOURCE: Novo Nordisk A/S

June 16, 2008 09:56 ET

Transaction in Own Shares

Novo Nordisk A/S - Share repurchase programme

BAGSVAERD, DENMARK--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - On 31 January 2008 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 of up to DKK 2 billion in the period from 31 January 2008 to 6 August 2008.

Since the announcement as of 9 June 2008, the following transactions have been made under the programme:


                  Number of    Average      Transaction
                   shares   purchase price   value, DKK
Accumulated, last 4,117,907                1,332,577,001
announcement
9 June 2008          45,000       318.8900    14,350,050
10 June 2008         45,000       314.1600    14,137,200
11 June 2008         57,000       308.1491    17,564,499
12 June 2008         43,000       303.1500    13,035,450
13 June 2008         65,000       304.1600    19,770,400
Accumulated, 2008 4,372,907                1,411,434,599

Transactions related to Novo Nordisk's incentive programmes have resulted in a net sale by Novo Nordisk of 490 B shares. The shares in these transactions were not part of the Safe Harbour repurchase programme.

With the transactions stated above, Novo Nordisk owns a total of 16,076,430 treasury shares, corresponding to 2.5% of the share capital. The total amount of shares in the company is 634,000,000 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 approximately 26,300 employees in 80 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 novonordisk.com.

Stock Exchange Announcement no 37 / 2008

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