SOURCE: Unilever

November 21, 2005 18:16 ET

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC announces Transaction in Own Shares

London/ Rotterdam -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 21, 2005 --


Unilever NV and Unilever PLC

21 November 2005



Unilever NV and Unilever PLC - Transactions in Own Shares

Unilever NV announces that on 21 November 2005, it purchased 150,000 Unilever NV ordinary shares (in the form of depositary receipts thereof) at prices between euro 56.70 and euro 57.20 per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Unilever NV also announces that 26,054 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 22,970,734 Unilever NV ordinary shares in treasury, and has 548,605,166 Unilever NV ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Unilever PLC announces that on 21 November 2005, it purchased 844,737 Unilever PLC ordinary shares at prices between 558.50 pence and 568.00 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Unilever PLC holds 17,092,474 Unilever PLC ordinary shares in treasury, and has 2,894,366,106 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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