SOURCE: Unilever

November 16, 2005 12:44 ET

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC - Transactions in Own Shares

London/ Rotterdam -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 16, 2005 --

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC

16 November 2005

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC - Transactions in Own Shares

Unilever NV announces that on 16 November 2005, it purchased 155,000 Unilever NV ordinary shares (in the form of depositary receipts thereof) at prices between euro 56.85 and euro 57.45 per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Unilever NV also announces that 1,375 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 22,568,538 Unilever NV ordinary shares in treasury, and has 549,007,362 Unilever NV ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Unilever PLC announces that on 16 November 2005, it purchased 900,000 Unilever PLC ordinary shares at prices between 558.00 pence and 564.00 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Unilever PLC holds 14,524,149 Unilever PLC ordinary shares in treasury, and has 2,896,934,431 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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