Novo Nordisk A/S - share repurchase programme

Bagsværd, Denmark, 26 February 2024 – On 6 February 2024, Novo Nordisk initiated a share repurchase programme in accordance with Article 5 of Regulation No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and Council of 16 April 2014 (MAR) and the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052 of 8 March 2016 (the "Safe Harbour Rules"). This programme is part of the overall share repurchase programme of up to DKK 20 billion to be executed during a 12-month period beginning 6 February 2023.

Under the programme initiated 6 February 2024, Novo Nordisk will repurchase B shares for an amount up to DKK 2.1 billion in the period from 6 February 2024 to 30 April 2024.

Since the announcement 19 February 2024, the following transactions have been made:

  Number ofB shares Averagepurchase price Transactionvalue, DKK
Accumulated, last announcement 394,500   327,673,060
19 February 2024 42,500 855.91 36,376,128
20 February 2024 43,000 855.39 36,781,829
21 February 2024 43,000 829.84 35,683,110
22 February 2024 43,000 848.41 36,481,707
23 February 2024 43,000 852.72 36,667,168
Accumulated under the programme 609,000   509,663,002

The details for each transaction made under the share repurchase programme are published on

With the transactions stated above, Novo Nordisk owns a total of 47,149,707 B shares of DKK 0.10 as treasury shares, corresponding to 1.0% of the share capital. The total amount of A and B shares in the company is 4,510,000,000 including treasury shares.

Novo Nordisk expects to repurchase B shares for an amount up to DKK 20 billion during a 12-month period beginning 6 February 2024. As of 23 February 2024, Novo Nordisk has since 6 February 2024 repurchased a total of 609,000 B shares at an average share price of DKK 836.89 per B share equal to a transaction value of DKK 509,663,002.

Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat serious chronic diseases, built upon our heritage in diabetes. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines, and working to prevent and ultimately cure disease. Novo Nordisk employs about 63,400 people in 80 countries and markets its products in around 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, Facebook, Instagram, X, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Contact for further information

Ambre James-Brown +45 3079 Liz Skrbkova (US)+1 609 917
Daniel Muusmann Bohsen+45 3075 2175 Jacob Martin Wiborg Rode+45 3075
David Heiberg Landsted +45 3077 6915 Mark Joseph Root (US) +1 848 213
Sina Meyer +45 3079 Frederik Taylor Pitter +45 3075

Company announcement No 18/2024


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