SOURCE: Unilever

October 24, 2005 02:30 ET

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC announce Transactions in Own Shares

London/ Rotterdam -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 24, 2005 --Unilever NV and Unilever PLC

24 October 2005

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC - Transactions in Own Shares

Unilever NV announces that on 21 October 2005, it purchased 150,000 Unilever NV ordinary shares (in the form of depositary receipts thereof) at prices between EUR57.45 and EUR58.30 per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Unilever NV also announces that 1,913 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 20,897,534 Unilever NV ordinary shares in treasury, and has 550,678,366 Unilever NV ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Unilever PLC announces that on 21 October 2005, it purchased 700,000 Unilever PLC ordinary shares at prices between 564.00 pence and 572.00 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Unilever PLC holds 6,265,031 Unilever PLC ordinary shares in treasury, and has 2,905,193,549 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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