Novo Nordisk A/S Increased Net Profit by 32% in 2007

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novo Nordisk , a global healthcare company, today released its financial statement for 2007.

Lars Rebien Sorensen, president and CEO, said: "We are very pleased with the 2007 results. They are driven by robust sales growth in all major markets of our portfolio of modern insulins and strong gross margin improvement. This makes us confident that we will also be able to deliver solid underlying growth in 2008."

* For convenience, Danish kroner has been translated to USD in this release, using the average exchange rate of USD 1.00 = DKK 5.44371

About Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is a healthcare company with an 84-year history of innovation and achievement in diabetes care. The company has the broadest diabetes product portfolio in the industry, including the most advanced products within the area of insulin delivery systems. In addition to diabetes care, Novo Nordisk has a leading position within areas such as hemostasis management, growth hormone therapy, and hormone therapy for women. Novo Nordisk's business is driven by the Triple Bottom Line: a commitment to economic success, environmental soundness, and social responsibility to employees and customers. With headquarters in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs more than 25,800 employees in 79 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 global information, visit novonordisk.com; for United States information, visit novonordisk-us.com.



CONTACT: Media, Sean Clements, +1-609-514-8316, or Investors, Christian
Qvist Frandsen, +1-609-919-7937, both of Novo Nordisk

Web site: http://www.novonordisk.com/
http://www.novonordisk-us.com/

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