SOURCE: Unilever

November 29, 2005 13:13 ET

Unilever NV and Unilever Plc announces Transaction in Own Shares

London/ Rotterdam -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 29, 2005 --Unilever NV and Unilever PLC

29 November 2005

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC - Transactions in Own Shares

Unilever NV announces that on 29 November 2005, it purchased 125,000 Unilever NV ordinary shares (in the form of depositary receipts thereof) at prices between euro 56.75 and euro 57.10 per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Unilever NV also announces that 2,763 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 23,710,260 Unilever NV ordinary shares in treasury, and has 547,865,640 Unilever NV ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Unilever PLC announces that on 29 November 2005, it purchased 675,000 Unilever PLC ordinary shares at prices between 563.50 pence and 566.00 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Unilever PLC holds 21,096,587 Unilever PLC ordinary shares in treasury, and has 2,890,361,993 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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