SOURCE: Unilever

December 02, 2005 12:36 ET

Unilever NV and Unilever Plc announces Transaction in Own Shares

London/ Rotterdam -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 2, 2005 --Unilever NV and Unilever PLC

2 December 2005

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC - Transactions in Own Shares

Unilever NV announces that on 2 December 2005, it purchased 105,000 Unilever NV ordinary shares (in the form of depositary receipts thereof) at prices between euro 57.65 and euro 57.95 per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Unilever NV also announces that 4,248 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 24,026,169 Unilever NV ordinary shares in treasury, and has 547,549,731 Unilever NV ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Unilever PLC announces that on 2 December 2005, it purchased 595,234 Unilever PLC ordinary shares at prices between 565.50p pence and 571.00p pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Unilever PLC holds 23,091,821 Unilever PLC ordinary shares in treasury, and has 2,888,366,759 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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