SOURCE: Unilever

November 04, 2005 13:08 ET

Unilever announces Transactions in Own Shares

London/ Rotterdam -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 4, 2005 --

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC

4 November 2005

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC - Transactions in Own Shares

Unilever NV announces that on 4 November 2005, it purchased 61,306 Unilever NV ordinary shares (in the form of depositary receipts thereof) at prices between euro 55.95 and euro 56.90 per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Unilever NV also announces that 2,975 Unilever NV ordinary shares held as treasury shares were released under Employee Share Plans.

Following the above purchase and release, Unilever NV together with subsidiary companies, holds 21,615,611 Unilever NV ordinary shares in treasury, and has 549,960,289 Unilever NV ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Unilever PLC announces that on 4 November 2005, it purchased 306,532 Unilever PLC ordinary shares at prices between 553.50 pence and 560.00 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Unilever PLC holds 9,306,532 Unilever PLC ordinary shares in treasury, and has 2,902,152,048 Unilever PLC ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Contact:

Unilever NV: Tanno Massar, Press Office, Rotterdam (Tel. +31 10 2174844)

Unilever PLC: Alison Dillon, Corporate Secretaries, London 
(Tel. +44 207 822 5746)


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