Novo Nordisk A/S: Status regarding Novo Nordisk's holding of its own shares (30 September 2013)

BAGSVAERD, Denmark, Oct. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

In continuation of the company's announcements dated 31 January 2013 and 8 August 2013 concerning planned share repurchase programmes, and pursuant to Section 204.25 of the New York Stock Exchange Listed Company Manual, this is to report that Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) and its wholly-owned affiliates on 30 September 2013 owned 17,893,048 of its own B shares of DKK 1, corresponding to a total nominal value of DKK 17,893,048 or 3.3% of the total share capital. Company announcement No 63 2013: http://hugin.info/2013/R/1732756/579791.pdf [HUG#1732756] CONTACT: Media: Anne Margrethe Hauge +45 4442 3450 amhg@novonordisk.com Ken Inchausti (US) +1 609 514 8316 kiau@novonordisk.com Investors: Kasper Roseeuw Poulsen +45 4442 4303 krop@novonordisk.com Frank Daniel Mersebach +45 4442 0604 fdni@novonordisk.com Lars Borup Jacobsen +45 3075 3479 lbpj@novonordisk.com Daniel Bohsen +45 3079 6376 dabo@novonordisk.com Jannick Lindegaard (US) +1 609 786 4575 jlis@novonordisk.comSource:Novo Nordisk A/S