Status regarding Novo Nordisk's holding of its own shares (30 June 2014)
Bagsværd, Denmark, 1 July 2014 - In continuation of the company's announcements dated 30 January 2014 and 1 May 2014 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 2014 owned 28,223,014 of its own B shares of DKK 0.20, corresponding to a total nominal value of DKK 5,644,603 or 1.1% of the total share capital.
In the second quarter of 2014 a total of 14,338,000 B shares were repurchased, and
316,887 B shares were disposed of to employees in connection with employee incentive programmes.
Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 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
40,000 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.