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Wednesday 16 May, 2001

Unilever PLC

Unilever Issues Eurobond

Unilever PLC
Unilever NV
16 May 2001


Release: Immediate


                           UNILEVER ISSUES EUROBOND

Unilever launched a eurobond of Euro 2bn today. The issue is in the name of
Unilever NV and comprises a tranche of Euro 1bn of 3 year maturity and a
tranche of Euro 1bn of 5 year maturity. Both tranches carry a fixed interest
rate. The issue will be documented under Unilever's debt issuance programme.

Lead managers for the issue are ABN AMRO, BNP Paribas and Schroder Salomon
Smith Barney. Co-lead managers are Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JP
Morgan, Mizuho International and UBS Warburg.

Unilever Group Treasurer Jan Haars commented: 'Given the strong demand for
Unilever paper and the good market conditions, we have taken this opportunity
to issue in euros. I am pleased to say that the issue is going well with
strong demand from both institutional and retail investors across Europe. This
transaction is the biggest piece of our euro denominated term financing
programme for 2001.'

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May 16 2001