Novo Nordisk A/S - share repurchase programme

Bagsværd, Denmark, 17 May 2024 – On 6 May 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 2024.

Under the programme initiated 6 May 2024, Novo Nordisk will repurchase B shares for an amount up to DKK 2.2 billion in the period from 7 May 2024 to 5 August 2024.

Since the announcement 6 May 2024, the following transactions have been made:

  Number of B shares Average purchase price Transaction value, DKK
7 May 2024 41,500 871.78 36,178,694
8 May 2024 41,000 889.00 36,449,139
13 May 2024 40,500 903.66 36,598,358
14 May 2024 40,000 917.73 36,709,080
15 May 2024 40,000 917.59 36,703,733
16 May 2024 39,000 911.68 35,555,455
Accumulated under the programme 242,000   218,194,459

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

Transactions related to Novo Nordisk’s incentive programmes have resulted in a net transfer from Novo Nordisk of 63,694 B shares in the period from 07 May 2024 to 16 May 2024. The shares in these transactions were not part of the Safe Harbour repurchase programme.

With the transactions stated above, Novo Nordisk owns a total of 10,341,814 B shares of DKK 0.10 as treasury shares, corresponding to 0.2% of the share capital. The total amount of A and B shares in the company is 4,446,500,000 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 16 May 2024, Novo Nordisk has since 6 February 2024 repurchased a total of 8,976,250 B shares at an average share price of DKK 862.94 per B share equal to a transaction value of DKK 7,745,929,232.

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 66,000 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
Ida Melvold Gjøsund+45 3077 5649  

Company announcement No 43 / 2024


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