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Novo Nordisk A/S: Novo Nordisk increased operating profit by 32% in 2012

BAGSVAERD, DENMARK -- (Marketwire) -- 01/31/13 -- Sales growth of 18% driven by Victoza®, NovoRapid® and Levemir® Sales increased by 18% to 78.0 billion in Danish kroner and by 12% in local currencies.

* Sales of modern insulins increased by 21% (15% in local currencies).

* Sales of Victoza® increased by 58% (50% in local currencies).

* Sales in North America increased by 29% (19% in local currencies).

* Sales in International Operations increased by 18% (16% in local currencies).

Reported operating profit increased by 32% to DKK 29.5 billion including a 1.7 percentage points improvement in the gross margin. Measured in local currencies, operating profit increased by 20%.

Company announcement No 8 / 2013: http://hugin.info/2013/R/1674355/545183.pdf

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