SOURCE: Unilever

October 17, 2005 02:31 ET

Unilever announces Unilever NV and Unilever PLC - Transactions in Own Shares

London/ Rotterdam -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 17, 2005 --



Unilever NV and Unilever PLC

17 October 2005


Unilever NV and Unilever PLC - Transactions in Own Shares


Unilever NV announces that on 14 October 2005, it purchased 35,120 Unilever NV
ordinary shares (in the form of depositary receipts thereof) at prices between
EUR58.55 and EUR58.95 per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury
shares.

Unilever NV also announces that 2,125 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 20,502,445 Unilever NV ordinary shares in treasury, and has
551,073,455 Unilever NV ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Unilever PLC announces that on 14 October 2005, it purchased 311,354 Unilever
PLC ordinary shares at prices between 581.50 pence and 585.00 pence per share.
The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Unilever PLC holds 4,055,031 Unilever PLC ordinary
shares in treasury, and has 2,907,403,549 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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