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Novo Nordisk (NC) (NVO): Transaction in Own Shares


10/19/2009 11:19:42 AM

BAGSVAERD, DENMARK--(Marketwire - October 19, 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 12 October 2009, the following transactions have been made under the programme:

                  Number of    Average     Transaction value,
                   shares   purchase price         DKK
Accumulated, last
announcement      3,453,000                     1,099,368,013
12 October 2009      65,000       322.5260         20,964,190
13 October 2009     100,000       322.2899         32,228,990
14 October 2009     115,000       320.4020         36,846,230
15 October 2009      70,000       322.0800         22,545,600
16 October 2009      75,000       323.1000         24,232,500
Accumulated under
 the programme    3,878,000                     1,236,185,523

With the transactions stated above, Novo Nordisk owns a total of 28,714,808 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 novonordisk.com.

Company Announcement no 61/2009

This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Copyright © Hugin AS 2009. All rights reserved.


Further information:

Media:

Outside North America:
Mette Kruse Danielsen
Tel: (+45) 4442 3883
Email Contact


In North America:
Sean Clements
Tel: (+1) 609 514 8316
Email Contact

Investors:

Outside North America:
Mads Veggerby Lausten
Tel: (+45) 4443 7919
Email Contact

Kasper Roseeuw Poulsen
Tel: (+45) 4442 4471
Email Contact

In North America:
Hans Rommer
Tel: (+1) 609 919 7937
Email Contact


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