SOURCE: Unilever

October 13, 2005 02:30 ET

UNILEVER PLC AND UNILEVER N.V. ANNOUNCE TRANSACTION IN OWN SHARES

London/ Rotterdam -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 13, 2005 --

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC

13 October 2005

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC - Transactions in Own Shares

Unilever NV announces that on 12 October 2005, it purchased 90,927 
Unilever NV ordinary shares (in the form of depositary receipts thereof) 
at prices between €58.20 and €58.65 per share. The purchased shares will 
be held as treasury shares.

Unilever NV also announces that 2,125 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 20,395,563 Unilever NV ordinary shares in 
treasury, and has 551,180,337 Unilever NV ordinary shares in issue 
(excluding treasury shares). 

Unilever PLC announces that on 12 October 2005, it purchased 420,000 
Unilever PLC ordinary shares at prices between 582.00 pence and 586.00 
pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Unilever PLC holds 3,243,677 Unilever PLC 
ordinary shares in treasury, and has 2,908,214,903 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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