SOURCE: Unilever

October 31, 2005 02:30 ET

UNILEVER NV AND UNILEVER PLC ANNOUNCES TRANSACTIONS IN OWN SHARES

London/ Rotterdam -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 31, 2005 --

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC

31 October 2005

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC - Transactions in Own Shares

Unilever NV announces that on 28 October 2005, it purchased 79,966 
Unilever NV ordinary shares (in the form of depositary receipts thereof) 
at prices between euro 57.25 and euro 57.70 per share. The purchased 
shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Unilever NV together with subsidiary 
companies, holds 21,347,772 Unilever NV ordinary shares in treasury, and 
has 550,228,128 Unilever NV ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury 
shares).

Unilever PLC announces that on 28 October 2005, it purchased 500,000 
Unilever PLC ordinary shares at prices between 563.00 pence and 567.00 
pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Unilever PLC holds 8,009,294 Unilever PLC 
ordinary shares in treasury, and has 2,903,449,286 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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