SOURCE: Unilever

November 23, 2005 12:51 ET

UNilever NV and Unilever Plc announces Transaction in Own Shares

London/ Rotterdam -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 23, 2005 --Unilever NV and Unilever PLC

23 November 2005

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC - Transactions in Own Shares

Unilever NV announces that on 23 November 2005, it purchased 130,000 Unilever NV ordinary shares (in the form of depositary receipts thereof) at prices between euro 57.00 and euro 57.20 per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Unilever NV together with subsidiary companies, holds 23,230,734 Unilever NV ordinary shares in treasury, and has 548,345,166 Unilever NV ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Unilever PLC announces that on 23 November 2005, it purchased 750,000 Unilever PLC ordinary shares at prices between 563.00 pence and 566.00 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Unilever PLC holds 18,492,256 Unilever PLC ordinary shares in treasury, and has 2,892,966,324 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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