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Monday 04 September, 2006

Unilever PLC

UNILEVER TO BUY ELAIS SHARES

Unilever PLC
04 September 2006

04 September 2006



                 UNILEVER MAKES PUBLIC OFFER FOR ATHENS-LISTED

                             SHARES ELAIS-UNILEVER



Unilever announced today a voluntary public offer for the outstanding shares of
Elais-Unilever that are listed and traded on the Athens stock exchange (ATHEX).
The public offer is being made through the Greek subsidiary Unilever Hellas at a
price of €24.50 per share. Unilever already owns 67% of the 13,526,100 shares of
Elais-Unilever.

The intended acquisition of the outstanding shares of Elais-Unilever and the
planned subsequent delisting from the Athens stock exchange is in line with the
'One Unilever' strategy.



SAFE HARBOUR STATEMENT: This announcement may contain forward-looking
statements, including 'forward-looking statements' within the meaning of the
United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as '
expects', 'anticipates', 'intends' or the negative of these terms and other
similar expressions of future performance or results and their negatives are
intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking
statements are based upon current expectations and assumptions regarding
anticipated developments and other factors affecting the Group. They are not
historical facts, nor are they guarantees of future performance. Because these
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, including, among
others, competitive pricing and activities, consumption levels, costs, the
ability to maintain and manage key customer relationships and supply chain
sources, currency values, interest rates, the ability to integrate acquisitions
and complete planned divestitures, physical risks, environmental risks, the
ability to manage regulatory, tax and legal matters and resolve pending matters
within current estimates, legislative, fiscal and regulatory developments,
political, economic and social conditions in the geographic markets where the
Group operates and new or changed priorities of the Boards. Further details of
potential risks and uncertainties affecting the Group are described in the
Group's filings with the London Stock Exchange, Euronext Amsterdam and the US
Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report & Accounts on
Form 20-F. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this
announcement/document (adjust as applicable). Except as required by any
applicable law or regulation, the Group expressly disclaims any obligation or
undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking
statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Group's expectations
with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on
which any such statement is based.


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