SOURCE: Unilever

May 22, 2006 02:04 ET

Unilever N.V.- Stock Split Effective Today

London/ Rotterdam -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2006 --


Rotterdam, 22 May.- Unilever N.V. confirms that the resolutions of the 8 May 2006 Unilever N.V. shareholders' meeting (i) to redenominate the outstanding Unilever N.V. share capital into euro, (ii) to split the Unilever N.V. ordinary shares and the depositary receipts thereof 3 to 1, and (iii) to dematerialise the Unilever N.V. shares (and the depositary receipts thereof), have been implemented today.

Dealings in the new Unilever N.V. ordinary shares (ISIN-code NL 0000388619) and of the depositary receipts thereof (ISIN-code 0000009355) with a nominal value of EUR 0.16 on Euronext Amsterdam and the stock exchange in Frankfurt will commence today. Unilever N.V. already announced that the Unilever N.V. depositary receipts for ordinary shares will delist from the stock exchange in Frankfurt on 26 June 2006.

Dealings in the new Unilever N.V. ordinary shares with a nominal value of EUR 0.16 on the New York Stock Exchange will commence on 25 May 2006.

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