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Wednesday 14 November, 2007

Unilever PLC

Lawry's and Adolph's sale

Unilever PLC
14 November 2007

              Unilever Agrees to Sell Lawry's and Adolph's Brands

Englewood Cliffs, NJ - November 14, 2007 - Unilever today announced that it has
signed a definitive agreement with McCormick & Company, Incorporated to sell its
Lawry's and Adolph's branded seasoning blends and marinades business in the US
and Canada for $ 605 million (EUR 410 million) in cash.  The transaction, which
is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close in 2008.

The Lawry's and Adolph's brands generated approximately $150 million (EUR 100
million) in combined revenue for Unilever in 2006.

'This transaction takes us a step forward as we continue to reshape our
portfolio in North America by sharpening our focus on building strong brands
with global reach,' said Michael B. Polk, President, Unilever Americas.

Under the terms of the transaction, the company's manufacturing facility in
Independence, Mo., is remaining with Unilever, since it produces other Unilever
products. No Unilever employees will be transferred with the business.

The transaction is part of Unilever's announced plans to dispose of
non-strategic brands, with collectively more than EUR 2 billion in turnover.


For further information, please contact:

Anita Larsen, Unilever US Media Relations,


Unilever London office: Trevor Gorin + 44 207 822 6010

Unilever Rotterdam office: Tanno Massar + 31 10 217 4844

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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
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About Unilever

Unilever (NYSE: UL, UN), one of the world's largest consumer products companies,
aims to add vitality to life by meeting everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene
and personal care. Each day, around the world, consumers make 160 million
decisions to purchase Unilever products.   The company has a portfolio of brands
that make people feel good, look good and get more out of life.

In North America, these brands include recognized names such as: Axe, 'all,' Ben
& Jerry's, Bertolli, Breyers, Caress, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care
products, Hellmann's, Knorr, Lipton, Popsicle, Promise, Q-Tips, Skippy,
Slim-Fast, Snuggle, Suave, Sunsilk and Vaseline.  All of the preceding brand
names are registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies.  Dedicated
to serving consumers and the communities where we live and work, Unilever
throughout North America employs approximately 15,500 people in more than 60
office and manufacturing sites - generating approximately $10.6 billion (EUR 8.5
billion) in sales in 2006. For more information, visit


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