SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
March 11, 2019
NOVO NORDISK A/S
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
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
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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.
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Novo Nordisk A/S – Share repurchase programme
Bagsværd, Denmark, 11 March 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 4 March 2019, the following transactions have been made under the programme:
|Accumulated, last announcement||2,893,000||936,272,173|
|4 March 2019||140,000||325.07||45,509,397|
|5 March 2019||140,000||325.78||45,608,855|
|6 March 2019||150,000||327.47||49,120,698|
|7 March 2019||140,000||326.69||45,736,047|
|8 March 2019||140,000||329.08||46,070,633|
|Accumulated under the programme||3,603,000||1,168,317,803|
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 47,400 B shares in the period from 4 March 2019 to 8 March 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 60,862,468 B shares of DKK 0.20, corresponding to 2.5% of the share capital, as treasury shares. The total amount of A and B shares in the company is 2,450,000,000 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 8 March 2019, Novo Nordisk has since 1 February 2019 repurchased a total of 3,603,000 B shares at an average share price of DKK 324.26 per B share equal to a transaction value of DKK 1,168,317,803.
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.
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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: March 11, 2019||
NOVO NORDISK A/S
Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen
Chief Executive Officer