SOURCE: Unilever

November 02, 2005 02:34 ET

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC - Transaction in Own Shares

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

2 November 2005

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC - Transactions in Own Shares

Unilever NV announces that on 1 November 2005, it purchased 123,302 Unilever NV ordinary shares (in the form of depositary receipts thereof) at prices between euro 58.50 and euro 59.30 per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Unilever NV together with subsidiary companies, holds 21,557,280 Unilever NV ordinary shares in treasury, and has 550,018,620 Unilever NV ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Unilever PLC announces that on 1 November 2005, it purchased 565,706 Unilever PLC ordinary shares at prices between 574.00 pence and 581.50 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Unilever PLC holds 9,000,000 Unilever PLC ordinary shares in treasury, and has 2,902,458,580 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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