SOURCE: Unilever

October 12, 2005 02:31 ET

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC announce Transactions in Own Shares

London/ Rotterdam -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 12, 2005 --

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC

12 October 2005

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC - Transactions in Own Shares

Unilever NV announces that on 11 October 2005, it purchased 90,927 Unilever NV ordinary shares (in the form of depositary receipts thereof) at prices between EUR58.70 and EUR58.90 per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Unilever NV also announces that 8,075 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 20,306,761 Unilever NV ordinary shares in treasury, and has 551,269,139 Unilever NV ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Unilever PLC announces that on 11 October 2005, it purchased 360,000 Unilever PLC ordinary shares at prices between 584.00 pence and 588.00 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Unilever PLC holds 2,823,677 Unilever PLC ordinary shares in treasury, and has 2,908,634,903 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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