2012

An overview of Unilever PLC and Unilever NV press releases from 2012.

Press releases

Unilever hits the accelerator on drive towards sustainable growth
10/12/2012:

Unilever, one of the world’s leading consumer goods companies, has partnered with two seed accelerators to help it collaborate with entrepreneurs to develop new business opportunities.

Unilever N.V. and PLC notification of changes to the boards
05/12/2012:

Unilever today announced that it is proposing that Ms Laura M. Cha and Ms Mary Ma join the Boards as Non-Executive Directors. They will be proposed for election to the Boards at the Annual General Meetings on 15 May 2013.

Unilever's hygiene brand Domestos to break taboo of the loo
19/11/2012:

Improved sanitation can contribute to 1/3 reduction in diarrhoeal diseases.

Unilever appoints Havas EHS to develop global consumer data strategy
09/11/2012:

London/Rotterdam, 9th November 2012. Unilever has announced the appointment of Havas EHS to lead the development of a global consumer data strategy and roadmap that will enable its brands to harness the power of consumer data, including social graph data, to improve their ability to engage with the right audience at the right time.

Unilever’s Q3 2012 trading statement released today
25/10/2012:

Unilever’s trading statement for the third quarter 2012 is out today.

Unilever reports good growth in third quarter 2012
25/10/2012:

Today (25 October), Unilever released its results for the third quarter 2012. Once again, good quality growth, with volumes ahead of our markets, shows that Unilever’s transformation to a sustainable growth company is well on track and is being embedded deeply in the business.

Collaborate to Innovate: Unilever seeks help with new technical challenges to support sustainable growth
10/10/2012:

London/Rotterdam – 10th October 2012: Company’s new Open Innovation portal receives over 1000 ideas after six months.

Unilever concludes review of media planning and buying services
05/10/2012:

London/Rotterdam, October 5th 2012. Unilever today announced the outcome of the global review of its media planning and buying agency services.

Science of hair nets Unilever physicist Ig Nobel Award
21/09/2012:

Boston - 21 September 2012: A Unilever physicist has been awarded a prestigious Ig Nobel science award at a ceremony in Boston, USA, for his role in developing the first mathematical understanding of the shape of a ponytail.

Unilever Completes Sale of Frozen Meals Portfolio in North America
20/08/2012:

London & Rotterdam – Aug. 20 2012 – Unilever today announced that it has completed the sale of its North America frozen meals business, conducted under the Bertolli and P.F. Chang’s brand names, to ConAgra Foods, Inc., for total cash consideration of $267 million, subject to adjustment.

Unilever announces closure of U.S. bond issue
02/08/2012:

London/Rotterdam – 2nd August 2012: Unilever announced that the $1 billion bond, consisting of $450 million Fixed Rate Notes due 30th July 2015 and $550 million Fixed Rate Notes due 2nd August 2017, launched on July 30, closed today.

Unilever prices a $1 billion bond on the US market
31/07/2012:

London/Rotterdam – 31st July 2012: Unilever yesterday priced a double-tranche $1.0 billion (ca. €0.8 billion) bond on the U.S. market: $450 million 0.45 per cent Fixed Rate Notes due 30th July 2015 and $550 million 0.85 per cent Fixed Rate Notes due 2nd August 2017. The anticipated closing date of the offering is 2nd August 2012.

Unilever agrees to sell frozen meals portfolio in North America
30/07/2012:

Unilever today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of its North America frozen meals business to ConAgra Foods, Inc. for a total cash consideration of $265 million. Unilever’s North America frozen meals business consists of a full range of premium, multi-serve frozen entrees and appetizers under the well-known Bertolli and P.F. Chang’s brand names.

Half year 2012 results
26/07/2012:

Unilever today published its financial results for the second quarter and half year 2012.

Unilever delivers consistent first-half 2012 results
26/07/2012:

Today (26 July), Unilever released its results for the half year and second quarter 2012. Solid and consistent first half results provide further evidence that we are making progress in the transformation of Unilever to a sustainable growth company.

Unilever partners with PSI and Facebook to launch Waterworks™
22/06/2012:

Unilever, through the Unilever Foundation, in partnership with PSI (Population Services International) announces the launch of Waterworks™, a not-for-profit programme that will provide safe clean drinking water to communities in need around the world. Waterworks™, which operates through a ground-breaking Timeline application developed jointly with Facebook, will connect people with means directly with people and communities in need.

Unilever and UNICEF partner to help bring sanitation to over 400,000 people
18/06/2012:

London/Rotterdam, 18th June 2012. The Unilever Foundation and Domestos have joined forces with UNICEF to support UNICEF’s Community Approaches to Total Sanitation (CATS) programme which  aims to help hundreds of thousands of people in need gain improved access to basic sanitation.

Unilever Supply Chain breaks into world top 10
22/05/2012:

London/Rotterdam, 22nd May 2012: Unilever achieved 10th place in the 2012 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25, announced today. The result is Unilever’s best-ever performance in the index and an improvement of five places compared with 2011.

Annual General Meeting Rotterdam, all resolutions approved
09/05/2012:

Rotterdam, 9 May 2012 - Unilever N.V. shareholders today approved all resolutions put to the annual general meeting in Rotterdam. Voting was by poll on each resolution and the results are set out below.

Long term supplier partnerships key to Unilever Sustainable Growth strategy
04/05/2012:

London/ Rotterdam, 4 May 2012 - Unilever today signed its thirtieth strategic supplier partnership to support the company’s sustainable growth ambitions. The partnerships now cover more than €3billion of annual spend and support investment in growth, more sustainable practices and bigger and better innovations.

Unilever shows solid progress in first quarter 2012
26/04/2012:

Strong growth in a difficult economic environment

Unilever’s Q1 2012 trading statement released today
26/04/2012:

Unilever’s trading statement for the first quarter 2012 is out today. 

Unilever reports on first year’s progress against ground-breaking sustainable living plan targets
24/04/2012:

London, 24 April 2012 – Unilever has published a report on the progress it is making towards meeting its Unilever Sustainable Living Plan targets.

Were ancient plants more nutritious?
11/04/2012:

New scientific consortium goes back in time to inspire the next generation of naturally healthy food and drinks.

National Water Company and Unilever Sign MOU
26/01/2012:

Joint initiative to tackle water scarcity issues across the Kingdom through education.

Unilever continues to invest in Colombia to increase capacity for growth
01/03/2012:

Unilever plans state-of-the art Laundry manufacturing and distribution facilities to drive growth.

Strong growth in 2011 despite difficult markets
02/02/2012:

Robust performance in a challenging economic environment

Q4 and full-year 2011 results
02/02/2012:

Unilever’s fourth quarter and full-year 2011 results announced today

Partnership with five global organisations to deliver sustainable change worldwide launched today
27/01/2012:

Partnership with five global organisations to deliver sustainable change worldwide launched today at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

National Water Company and Unilever Sign MOU
26/01/2012:

Joint initiative to tackle water scarcity issues across the Kingdom through education.

Barry Callebaut to become strategic Unilever partner
23/01/2012:

Barry Callebaut and Unilever sign long-term partnership agreement.