Share Buy-Back Programme

Unilever PLC
17 May 2024

Commencement of Share Buyback Programme


London - Unilever PLC announces the commencement of its up to €1.5 billion share buyback


With our full year 2023 results on 8 February 2024, Unilever PLC announced a programme to buy back shares with an aggregate market value equivalent of up to €1.5 billion to be conducted during 2024 (the "Programme").


The first tranche of the Programme (the "First Tranche") will be for an aggregate market value equivalent of up to €850 million which will be bought back in the form of Unilever PLC ordinary shares.


The First Tranche will commence on 17 May 2024 and will end on or before 30 August 2024. The purpose of the First Tranche is to reduce the capital of Unilever PLC and it will take place within the limitations of the authority granted to the Board of Unilever PLC by its general meeting, held on 1 May 2024, pursuant to which the maximum number of shares to be bought back by Unilever PLC is 250,200,000.


Unilever PLC has entered into non-discretionary instructions with Goldman Sachs International to conduct the First Tranche on its behalf and to make trading decisions under the First Tranche independently of Unilever PLC.







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Unilever is one of the world's leading suppliers of Beauty & Wellbeing, Personal Care, Home Care, Nutrition and Ice Cream products, with sales in over 190 countries and products used by 3.4 billion people every day. We have 128,000 employees and generated sales of €59.6 billion in 2023.


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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, including with relation to Unilever's share buyback programme, its purpose and timetable. Words such as 'will', 'aim', 'expects', 'anticipates', 'intends', 'looks', 'believes', 'vision', 'ambition', 'target', 'goal', 'plan', 'potential', 'work towards', 'may', 'milestone', 'objectives', 'outlook', 'probably', 'project', 'risk', 'seek', 'continue', 'projected', 'estimate', 'achieve' 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 Unilever Group (the 'Group'). They are not historical facts, nor are they guarantees of future performance or outcomes. All forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this section. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.


Because these forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, a number of which may be beyond the Group's control, there are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are based on our beliefs, assumptions and expectations of our future performance, taking into account all information currently available to us. Forward-looking statements are not predictions of future events. These beliefs, assumptions and expectations can change as a result of many possible events or factors, not all of which are known to us.


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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 in the Annual Report on Form 20-F 2023 and the Unilever Annual Report and Accounts 2023 available on our corporate website  


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