Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
August 24, 2015
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Novo Allé 
DK- 2880, Bagsvaerd 
(Address of principal executive offices)
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Novo Nordisk A/S – Share repurchase programme



Bagsværd, Denmark, 24 August 2015 – On 30 April 2015, Novo Nordisk initiated a share repurchase programme in accordance with the provisions of the European Commission’s regulation no 2273/2003 of 22 December 2003, also referred to as the Safe Harbour rules. This programme is part of the overall share repurchase programme of up to DKK 17.5 billion to be executed during a 12-month period beginning 30 January 2015.


Under the programme initiated 30 April 2015, Novo Nordisk will repurchase B shares for an amount up to DKK 9.3 billion in the period from 30 April 2015 to 27 October 2015.


Since the announcement as of 17 August 2015, the following transactions have been made under the programme:




Number of

B shares


purchase price


value, DKK

Accumulated, last announcement 14,180,200   5,425,477,950
17 August 2015 190,000 391.52 74,388,401
18 August 2015 188,000 396.53 74,547,132
19 August 2015 200,000 394.30 78,859,880
20 August 2015 215,000 386.51 83,100,016
21 August 2015 210,000 371.77 78,071,259
Accumulated under the programme 15,183,200   5,814,444,638


Transactions related to Novo Nordisk’s incentive programmes have resulted in a net sale by Novo Nordisk of 4,060 B shares in the period from 17 August 2015 to 21 August 2015. The shares in these transactions were not part of the Safe Harbour repurchase programme.


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With the transactions stated above, Novo Nordisk owns a total of 34,951,571 B shares of DKK 0.20, corresponding to 1.3% of the share capital, as treasury shares. The total amount of A and B shares in the company is 2,600,000,000 including treasury shares.


Novo Nordisk expects to repurchase B shares for an amount up to DKK 17.5 billion during a 12-month period beginning 30 January 2015. As of 21 August 2015, Novo Nordisk has repurchased a total of 26,361,104 B shares equal to a transaction value of DKK 9,514,444,309.



Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: haemophilia, growth disorders and obesity. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 39,700 people in 75 countries and markets its products in more than 180 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 novonordisk.com, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube


Further information

Anne Margrethe Hauge +45 3079 3450 amhg@novonordisk.com  

Peter Hugreffe Ankersen +45 3075 9085   phak@novonordisk.com
Daniel Bohsen +45 3079 6376 dabo@novonordisk.com
Melanie Raouzeos +45 3075 3479 mrz@novonordisk.com
Frank Daniel Mersebach (US) +1 609 235 8567 fdni@novonordisk.com
Novo Nordisk A/S
Investor Relations
Novo Allé
2880 Bagsværd
+45 4444 8888
CVR no:
24 25 67 90
Company announcement No 50 / 2015

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf of the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Date: August 24, 2015
Lars Rebien Sørensen,
Chief Executive Officer