SOURCE: Unilever

October 27, 2005 02:30 ET

UNILEVER N.V. AND UNILEVER PLC ANNOUNCES TRANSACTION IN OWN SHARES

London/ Rotterdam -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 27, 2005 --


Unilever NV and Unilever PLC

27 October 2005

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC - Transactions in Own Shares

Unilever NV announces that on 26 October 2005, it purchased 142,645 
Unilever NV ordinary shares (in the form of depositary receipts thereof) 
at prices between euro57.75 and euro58.25 per share. The purchased shares 
will be held as treasury shares.

Unilever NV also announces that 3,725 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 21,117,806 Unilever NV ordinary shares in 
treasury, and has 550,458,094 Unilever NV ordinary shares in issue 
(excluding treasury shares).

Unilever PLC announces that on 26 October 2005, it purchased 250,000 
Unilever PLC ordinary shares at prices between 566.00 pence and 569.00 
pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Unilever PLC holds 6,994,294 Unilever PLC 
ordinary shares in treasury, and has 2,904,464,286 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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