BRIEF-Novo owner says former Danske Bank CEO new CEO of Novo A/S

COPENHAGEN Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:19am EST

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COPENHAGEN Jan 23 (Reuters) - Novo A/S, who controls 25.5 percent of outstanding shares and 73.5 percent of all voting rights in Novo Nordisk, said on Thursday:

* Former Danske Bank chief executive Eivind Kolding will become chief executive of Novo A/S

* Eivind Kolding will replace Henrik G├╝rtler as chief executive on May 1

Further company coverage: (Reporting by Copenhagen newsroom)