Trading in Novo Nordisk shares by board members, executives and associated persons on 2 February 2017

Bagsværd, Denmark, 6 February 2017 - This document discloses the data of the transaction(s) made in Novo Nordisk shares by the company's board members, executives and their associated persons in accordance with Article 19 of Regulation No. 596/2014 on market abuse.

The company's board members, executives and their associated persons have given Novo Nordisk power of attorney on their behalf to publish trading in Novo Nordisk shares by the company's board members, executives and their associated persons.
Please find below a statement of such trading in shares issued by Novo Nordisk.

As from 2004, members of Novo Nordisk's Executive Management and other members of the Senior Management Board have participated in a long-term share-based incentive programme where a proportion of the calculated shareholder value creation has been allocated to a joint pool for the participants.  In 2013, five current members of Executive Management (as well as other members of senior management) participated in the programme, where shares were allocated to the joint pool and the market value of the scheme was expensed in the accounts for 2013. In accordance with the principles of the programme, the Board of Directors of Novo Nordisk A/S on 1 February 2017 evaluated that the conditions for release of the joint pool of shares have been fulfilled. Accordingly, shares in the joint pool were transferred on 2 February 2017 to the five current members of Executive Management as well as other current and former members of senior management. The reporting below reflects the transfer of such shares to the five members of Executive Management.

As of 2007, a number of key employees below senior management level have also participated in a share-based programme with similar performance criteria as the programme for senior management. A programme was established for 2013, and a current employee-elected member of the Board of Directors and a current Executive Vice President have participated in this programme. In line with the programme for senior management, the Board of Directors of Novo Nordisk A/S on 1 February 2017 evaluated that the conditions for release of the shares have been fulfilled and the shares were transferred to the participants on 2 February 2017 accordingly. The reporting below reflects the transfer of such shares to the employee-elected member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Vice President.

Definitions and background information:

Publication
Publication shall take place no later than three working days after the trading by board members, executives or their associated persons. Publication is only required when the total amount of transactions of a specific board member/executive and his/her associated persons in any one calendar year has reached 20,000 EUR.

Who are board members, executives and associated persons?

Board members and executives are members of the Board of Directors and Executive Management, respectively, of Novo Nordisk A/S. Associated persons are defined as the following persons associated to a board member/executive: 1) spouse or cohabitant, 2) children under the age of 18 years, 3) Other relatives defined as brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, cousins etc. who have shared the same household with a board member or executive for a period of at least one year on the date of the given transaction and 4) any legal persons, trust, or partnership, the managerial responsibilities of which are discharged by a board member/executive or by a person referred to in items 1)-3) above, which is directly or indirectly controlled by such a person, which is set up for the benefit of such a person, or the economic interests of which are substantially equivalent to those of such a person.

What is trading/transaction?

Trading is any kind of transaction, including shares and share related securities purchased or otherwise acquired, sold or otherwise disposed, gifts, mortgages, heritage and grants, allotments and exercise of options.

What is financial instrument and ID code?

Financial instrument includes shares listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen and ADRs listed on New York Stock Exchange, except for ADRs held in 401(k) retirement plan by US-based employees. The ID code is the code (ISIN DK0060534915) of the Novo Nordisk share on the Nasdaq Copenhagen or the code (NVO) on New York Stock Exchange.

What is date and place of transaction?
Date of transaction is the actual transaction date. The place of transaction is the actual place of transaction, i.e. Nasdaq Copenhagen or New York Stock Exchange.

What is the volume and price of transaction and aggregated information?
The volume of transaction is the number of shares (of DKK 0.20 nominal value) or other financial instruments traded. In case of a single transaction the price is the price of that single transaction. In case of multiple transactions, when the transactions relates to the same financial instrument, are of the same nature, are executed on the same day and are executed on the same place, the volume must be aggregated. The price of the aggregated transactions is the weighted average price.
The exchange rate of the Danish Central Bank (Nationalbanken) on the date of transaction is used for calculating the transaction value in DKK in case of ADRs listed on New York Stock Exchange.

Further information  

Media:    
Anne Margrethe Hauge +45 4442 3450 amhg@novonordisk.com 
Ken Inchausti (US) +1 609 514 8316 kiau@novonordisk.com 
     
Investors:    
Peter Hugreffe Ankersen +45 3075 9085 phak@novonordisk.com
Melanie Raouzeos +45 3075 3479 mrz@novonordisk.com
Hanna Ögren +45 3079 8519 haoe@novonordisk.com
Anders Mikkelsen +45 3079 4461 armk@novonordisk.com
Kasper Veje (US) +1 609 235 8567 kpvj@novonordisk.com

Company announcement No. 8 / 2017

Company announcement No 8 / 2017



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