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Friday 14 September, 2007

Unilever PLC

Directorate Change

Unilever PLC
14 September 2007


                      SPINETTA TO STEP DOWN FROM UNILEVER



Unilever today announced that Jean-Cyril Spinetta will step down as a
non-executive director for personal reasons.



Michael Treschow, chairman of Unilever, said: 'I would like to take this
opportunity to thank Jean-Cyril for his contribution to Unilever.  In the short
time that he has been on the board of the business his wise counsel and
experience have been most helpful.  Nevertheless, I do accept that he feels that
he is no longer able to devote the time to Unilever that he would wish.'



                                     -ends-



Friday, 14th September 2007



Notes:



•    Jean-Cyril Spinetta (54) will cease to be a non-executive director of
     the boards of both Unilever PLC and Unilever N.V. with immediate effect

•    Mr Spinetta joined the boards of Unilever at the AGMs in May 2006

•    A successor for Mr Spinetta on the Unilever nomination committee will
     be announced in due course

•    Mr Spinetta is currently chairman and chief executive of Air France/KLM







About Unilever



Unilever's mission is to add vitality to life. We meet everyday needs for
nutrition, hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good,
look good and get more out of life.



Unilever is one of the world's leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods
with strong local roots in more than 100 countries across the globe.  Its
portfolio includes some of the world's best known and most loved brands
including twelve €1 billion brands and global leadership in many categories in
which the company operates.  The portfolio features brand icons such as Flora,
Bertolli, Dove, Lux, Pond's, Lynx, Sunsilk, Persil, Cif and Domestos.



Unilever has around 179,000 employees in approaching 100 countries and generated
annual sales of €40 billion in 2006.  For more information about Unilever and
its brands, visit www.unilever.com.



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, including financial objectives to
2010, 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. 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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