SOURCE: Unilever

November 24, 2005 13:11 ET

Unilever NV and Unilever Plc announces Transaction in Own Shares

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

24 November 2005

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC - Transactions in Own Shares

Unilever NV announces that on 24 November 2005, it purchased 100,477 Unilever NV ordinary shares (in the form of depositary receipts thereof) at prices between euro 57.10 and euro 57.20 per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Unilever NV also announces that 2,125 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 23,329,086 Unilever NV ordinary shares in treasury, and has 548,246,814 Unilever NV ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Unilever PLC announces that on 24 November 2005, it purchased 629,331 Unilever PLC ordinary shares at prices between 564.00 pence and 567.00 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Unilever PLC holds 19,121,587 Unilever PLC ordinary shares in treasury, and has 2,892,336,993 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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