Novo Nordisk A/S: Status regarding Novo Nordisk's holding of its own shares (31 December 2013)

BAGSVAERD, Denmark, Jan. 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In continuation of the company's announcements dated 31 January 2013 and 31 October 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 31 December 2013 owned 102,852,025 of its own B shares of DKK 0.20, corresponding to a total nominal value of DKK 20,570,405 or 3.7% of the total share capital.

In the fourth quarter of 2013 a total of 15,327,405 B shares of DKK 0.20 were repurchased, and 1,940,620 B shares of DKK 0.20 were disposed of to employees in connection with employee incentive programmes.

Company announcement 1/2014 http://hugin.info/2013/R/1752456/590858.pdf

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CONTACT: Further information 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 3079 4303 krop@novonordisk.com Frank Daniel Mersebach +45 3079 0604 fdni@novonordisk.com Lars Borup Jacobsen +45 3075 3479 lbpj@novonordisk.com Daniel Bohsen +45 3079 6376 dabo@novonordisk.com Jannick Lindegaard (US) +1 609 235 8567 jlis@novonordisk.comSource:Novo Nordisk A/S