Washington, D.C. 20549









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

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


July 1, 2016




 (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)



Novo Allé 

DK- 2880, Bagsvaerd 


(Address of principal executive offices)



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Novo Nordisk A/S – Share repurchase programme



Bagsværd, Denmark, 1 July 2016 – On 29 April 2016, 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 14 billion to be executed during a 12-month period beginning 3 February 2016.


Under the programme initiated 29 April 2016, Novo Nordisk will repurchase B shares for an amount up to DKK 3.5 billion in the period from 29 April 2016 to 3 August 2016.


Since the announcement as of 27 June 2016, the following transactions have been made under the programme:


  Number of  Average  Transaction 
  B shares  purchase price  value, DKK 
Accumulated, last announcement  5,700,000   2,048,773,844
27 June 2016 170,000 344.07 58,492,716
28 June 2016 155,000 348.76 54,058,095
29 June 2016 140,000 352.19 49,306,390
30 June 2016 135,000 357.30 48,234,974
Accumulated under the programme  6,300,000   2,258,866,018


With the transactions stated above, Novo Nordisk owns a total of 18,377,645 B shares of DKK 0.20, corresponding to 0.7% of the share capital, as treasury shares. The total amount of A and B shares in the company is 2,550,000,000 including treasury shares. 



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Novo Nordisk expects to repurchase B shares for an amount up to DKK 14 billion during a 12-month period beginning 3 February 2016. As of 30 June 2016, Novo Nordisk has repurchased a total of 16,446,000 B shares equal to a transaction value of DKK 5,888,420,743.



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

Katrine Sperling  +45 3079 6718  krsp@novonordisk.com 
Ken Inchausti (US)   +1 609 786 8316  kiau@novonordisk.com 
Peter Hugreffe Ankersen  +45 3075 9085  phak@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 48 / 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: July 1, 2016




Lars Rebien Sørensen,

Chief Executive Officer