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Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO): Status Regarding Novo Nordisk's Holding of Its Own Shares (30 June 2013)  
7/2/2013 11:02:16 AM

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BAGSVAERD, DENMARK--(Marketwired - July 01, 2013) - In continuation of the company's announcements dated 31 January 2013 and 3 May 2013 concerning planned share repurchase programmes, 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 30 June 2013 owned 14,976,660 of its own B shares of DKK 1, corresponding to a total nominal value of DKK 14,976,660 or 2.7% of the total share capital.

In the second quarter of 2013 a total of 5,400,500 B shares were repurchased, and 82,169 B shares were disposed of to employees in connection with employee incentive programmes.

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. The company also has leading positions within haemophilia care, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 35,000 employees in 75 countries, and markets its products in more than 180 countries. Novo Nordisk's B shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen (Novo-B). Its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NVO). For more information, visit novonordisk.com.

Company Announcement No 48 / 2013: http://hugin.info/2013/R/1713194/568633.pdf

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Source: Novo Nordisk A/S via Thomson Reuters ONE

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