31 October 2003
Intention to delist from the London Stock Exchange
Unilever NV announced today that it intends to delist its € 0.51 (NLG 1.12)
ordinary shares from the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and from the
London Stock Exchange ('London Listing'). This action is being taken due to the
small trading volume of Unilever NV shares at the London Stock Exchange and the
costs associated with the maintenance of the London Listing.
This decision will have minimal implications for the United Kingdom shareholders
of Unilever NV and, importantly, will not require them to take any specific
actions. After cancellation of the London Listing, the majority of share trading
in Unilever NV shares will continue to take place on Euronext Amsterdam and the
New York Stock Exchange.
It is anticipated that the London Listing will be withdrawn with effect from the
close of business on 28 November 2003.
This does not affect Unilever PLC, which will continue to maintain its primary
listing on the Official List and to be traded on the London Stock Exchange and
its secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
Media enquiries to the Press Office:
Rotterdam: + 31 10 217 4844
London: +44 20 7822 6805
Shareholder enquiries to the Corporate Secretaries Department,
Rotterdam : +31 10 217 4738
This information is provided by RNS
The company news service from the London Stock Exchange