SOURCE: Unilever

October 10, 2005 02:34 ET

Unilever - Transaction in Own Shares

London/ Rotterdam -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 10, 2005 --

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC

10 October 2005

Unilever NV and Unilever PLC - Transactions in Own Shares

Unilever NV announces that on 7 October 2005, it purchased 100,000 Unilever NV ordinary shares (in the form of depositary receipts thereof) at prices between EUR58.45 and EUR58.75 per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Unilever NV also announces that 33,818 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 20,132,982 Unilever NV ordinary shares in treasury, and has 551,442,918 Unilever NV ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Unilever PLC announces that on 7 October 2005, it purchased 500,000 Unilever PLC ordinary shares at prices between 581.00 pence and 583.00 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Unilever PLC holds 2,055,157 Unilever PLC ordinary shares in treasury, and has 2,909,403,423 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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