Washington, D.C. 20549









Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


May 13, 2016




 (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)



Novo Allé 

DK- 2880, Bagsvaerd 


(Address of principal executive offices)



Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F


Form 20-F [X]           Form 40-F [  ]


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.


Yes [  ]            No [X]


If “Yes” is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g-32(b):82-________






Trading in Novo Nordisk shares by board members, executives and associated persons on 12 May 2016



Bagsværd, Denmark, 13 May 2016 In accordance with Section 28a of the Danish Securities Trading Act, the company’s board members and executives have given Novo Nordisk power of attorney on their behalf to publish trading in Novo Nordisk shares by the company’s board members, executives and their associated persons as reported by those persons to Novo Nordisk.


Please find below a statement of such trading in shares issued by Novo Nordisk.



Name Anne Marie Kverneland
Reason for reporting Member of the Board of Directors (employee representative)
Financial instrument and ID code Novo Nordisk B DK 0060534915
Type of transaction Sale of shares
Date of transaction 12 May 2016
Place of transaction Nasdaq Copenhagen
Volume of transaction 282 shares
Total value of transaction DKK 100,702




Page 2 of 3



Definitions and background information:



Publication shall take place no later than two working days after the trading by board members or executives or notification of trading by associated persons. Publication is only required when the total amount of transactions of a specific board member/executive and his/her associated persons in any one calendar year has reached 5,000 euros.


Who are board members, executives and associated persons?

Board members and executives are members of the Board of Directors and Executive Management, respectively, of Novo Nordisk A/S. Associated persons are defined as the following persons associated to a board member/executive: 1) spouse or cohabitant, 2) children under the age of 18 years, 3) relatives defined as brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents etc, children, grandchildren etc who have shared the same household with a board member/executive for at least one year, and 4) any legal person, including a company, a foundation or a partnership, which is controlled directly or indirectly by a board member/executive and/or a person mentioned in 1)–3), or to which a board member/executive and/or a person mentioned in 1)–3) has managerial responsibilities or economic interests substantially equivalent to the legal person.


What is trading/transaction?

Trading is any kind of transaction, including shares purchased or otherwise acquired, shares sold or otherwise disposed, gifts, mortgages and grants and exercise of options, but not heritage.


What is financial instrument and ID code?

Financial instrument includes shares listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen and ADRs listed on New York Stock Exchange, except for ADRs held in 401(k) retirement plan by US- based employees. The ID code is the code (ISIN DK0060534915) of the Novo Nordisk share on the Nasdaq Copenhagen or the code (NVO) on New York Stock Exchange.


What is date and place of transaction?

Date of transaction is the actual transaction date. The place of transaction is the actual place of transaction, ie Nasdaq Copenhagen or New York Stock Exchange.


What is volume and value of transaction?

The volume of transaction is the number of shares (of DKK 0.20 nominal value) or other financial instruments traded. The transaction value is the number of shares traded multiplied by the transaction price. The exchange rate of the Danish Central Bank (Nationalbanken) on the date of transaction is used for calculating the transaction value in DKK in case of ADRs listed on New York Stock Exchange.



Page 3 of 3



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 41,600 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 4442 3450 amhg@novonordisk.com
Ken Inchausti (US) +1 609 514 8316 kiau@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
Kasper Veje (US) +1 609 235 8567 kpvj@novonordisk.com






Novo Nordisk A/S

Investor Relations

Novo Allé

2880 Bagsværd



+45 4444 8888


CVR no:

24 25 67 90

    Company announcement No 38 / 2016







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: May 13, 2016




Lars Rebien Sørensen,

Chief Executive Officer