Washington, D.C. 20549









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

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


April 29, 2019




 (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, 29 April 2019 – On 1 February 2019, Novo Nordisk initiated a share repurchase programme in accordance with Article 5 of Regulation No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and Council of 16 April 2014 (MAR), also referred to as the Safe Harbour rules. This programme is part of the overall share repurchase programme of up to DKK 15 billion to be executed during a 12-month period beginning 1 February 2019.


Under the programme initiated 1 February 2019, Novo Nordisk will repurchase B shares for an amount up to DKK 2.7 billion in the period from 1 February 2019 to 1 May 2019.


Since the announcement as of 15 April 2019, the following transactions have been made under the programme:



Number of

B shares


purchase price


value, DKK

Accumulated, last announcement 6,806,000   2,254,911,785
15 April 2019 125,000 332.03 41,504,306
16 April 2019 135,000 333.05 44,961,828
17 April 2019 134,980 325.81 43,977,519
23 April 2019 135,000 322.13 43,487,842
24 April 2019 135,000 326.55 44,083,845
25 April 2019 135,000 324.21 43,768,957
26 April 2019 140,000 327.21 45,809,501
Accumulated under the programme 7,745,980   2,562,505,583


The details for each transaction made under the share repurchase programme are published on novonordisk.com.


Transactions related to Novo Nordisk’s incentive programmes have resulted in a net transfer from Novo Nordisk of 650 B shares in the period from 15 April 2019 to 26 April 2019. 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 14,938,477 B shares of DKK 0.20, corresponding to 0.6% of the share capital, as treasury shares. The total amount of A and B shares in the company is 2,400,000,000 including treasury shares.


Novo Nordisk expects to repurchase B shares for an amount up to DKK 15 billion during a 12-month period beginning 1 February 2019. As of 26 April 2019, Novo Nordisk has since 1 February 2019 repurchased a total of 7,745,980 B shares at an average share price of DKK 330.82 per B share equal to a transaction value of DKK 2,562,505,583.



Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 95 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat obesity, haemophilia, growth disorders and other serious chronic diseases. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 43,200 people in 80 countries and markets its products in more than 170 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) +1 609 240 9429 kiau@novonordisk.com
Peter Hugreffe Ankersen +45 3075 9085 phak@novonordisk.com
Valdemar Borum Svarrer +45 3079 0301 jvls@novonordisk.com
Ann Søndermølle Rendbæk +45 3075 2253 arnd@novonordisk.com
Kristoffer Due Berg (US) +1 609 235 2989 krdb@novonordisk.com



Novo Nordisk A/S

Investor Relations

Novo Allé

2880 Bagsværd



+45 4444 8888


CVR no:

24 25 67 90

    Company announcement No 27 / 2019





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: April 29, 2019




Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen

Chief Executive Officer