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Thursday 10 July, 2008

Unilever PLC

Transaction in Own Shares

RNS Number : 8342Y
Unilever PLC
10 July 2008

10 July 2008



Unilever NV and Unilever PLC - Transactions in Own Shares

Unilever NV announces that on 09 July 2008 it purchased 500,000 Unilever NV ordinary shares (in the form of depositary receipts thereof) at prices between euro 18.415 and euro 18.720 per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchaseUnilever NV together with subsidiary companies, holds 172,245,577  Unilever NV ordinary shares in treasury, and has 1,542,482,123 Unilever NV ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Unilever PLC announces that on 09 July 2008 it purchased 680,000 Unilever PLC ordinary shares at prices between 1458 pence and 1482 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Unilever PLC holds 18,039,333 Unilever PLC ordinary shares in treasury, and has 1,292,117,028 Unilever PLC ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).


Unilever NV: Tanno Massar, Press Office, Rotterdam (Tel. +31 10 217 4844)

Unilever PLC: Tim Johns, Press Office, London (Tel. +44 20 7822 6805)


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, the ability to complete planned restructuring activities, 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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