Bagsværd, Denmark, 10 August 2018 – As part of the up to DKK 14 billion 2018 share repurchase programme, Novo Nordisk A/S has now initiated a new share repurchase programme for an amount of up to DKK 2.4 billion in accordance with Article 5 of Regulation No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and Council of 16 April 2014 (MAR), also referred to as the Safe Harbour Rules.
For that purpose, Novo Nordisk A/S has appointed Nordea Danmark, filial af Nordea Bank AB (publ) as lead manager to execute the programme independently and without influence from Novo Nordisk A/S. The purpose of the programme is to reduce the company’s share capital and to meet obligations arising from share-based incentive programmes. Under the agreement, Nordea Danmark, filial af Nordea Bank AB (publ) will repurchase B shares on behalf of Novo Nordisk A/S during the trading period starting 13 August and ending on 30 October 2018. A maximum of 397,510 B shares can be bought during one single trading day, equal to 20% of the average daily trading volume of Novo Nordisk B shares on Nasdaq Copenhagen during the month of July 2018, and a maximum of 22,658,070 B shares in total can be bought during the trading period. At least once every seven trading days, Novo Nordisk A/S will issue an announcement in respect of the transactions made under the repurchase programme.
Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with 95 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat obesity, haemophilia, growth disorders and other serious chronic diseases. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 42,700 people in 79 countries and markets its products in more than 170 countries. Novo Nordisk’s B shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (Novo-B). Its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NVO). For more information, visit novonordisk.com, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube.
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Company announcement no. 63/2018