RNS Number : 4243Z
18 July 2008
18 July 2008
Unilever NV and Unilever PLC - Transactions in Own Shares
Unilever NV announces that on 17 July 2008 it purchased 300,000 Unilever NV ordinary shares (in the form of depositary receipts thereof) at prices between euro 18.000 and euro 18.150 per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.
Unilever NV also announces that 502 Unilever NV ordinary shares held as treasury shares were released under Employee Share Plans.
Following the above purchase and release, Unilever NV together with subsidiary companies, holds 175,647,661 Unilever NV ordinary shares in treasury, and has 1,539,080,039 Unilever NV ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).
Unilever PLC announces that on 17 July 2008 it purchased 353,199 Unilever PLC ordinary shares at prices between 1423 pence and 1444 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.
Following the above purchase, Unilever PLC holds 22,196,589 Unilever PLC ordinary shares in treasury, and has 1,287,959,772 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)
SAFE HARBOUR STATEMENT:
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