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VICE and Unilever partner for launch of youth brand's Broadly channel

CANNES, FRANCE – VICE this morning announced that it has entered into a multi-year, global partnership with Unilever in support of the summer 2015 launch of the youth brand’s female-focused channel, Broadly. Through media and sponsorship of original Broadly franchises, Unilever will support VICE’s mission of delivering the content that young people care about to an audience of hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide.

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Publication of final terms: Unilever €1.25bn bonds

London/Rotterdam, Unilever announced €750,000,000 Floating Rate Notes due June 2018 and €500,000,000 1.00% Fixed Rate Notes due June 2023, issued by Unilever N.V. and guaranteed by Unilever PLC and Unilever United States, Inc. The anticipated closing date of the offering is 3 June 2015.

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Unilever issues €1.25 billion bonds on European markets

London/Rotterdam, Unilever has priced €1.25 billion in bonds on the European Markets today. The bonds comprise €750,000,000 Floating Rate Notes, due June 2018 and €500,000,000 1.0 per cent Fixed Rate Notes, due June 2023. They are issued by Unilever NV and guaranteed by Unilever PLC and Unilever United States, Inc. The bonds have an anticipated closing date of June 3rd 2015.

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Jean-Marc Huët to leave Unilever in October and Graeme Pitkethly to succeed him as Chief Financial Officer

Unilever today announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Jean-Marc Huët, has decided to step down from his role and the Boards of Unilever PLC and Unilever N.V. Huët, 46, who joined Unilever in January 2010, will leave Unilever with effect from 1 October 2015. Huët will remain in his role through this period to ensure a smooth and orderly transition to his successor.

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Packaging & Waste

Unilever saves 1 million tonnes of CO2 – and €244m

Just three months after announcing the industry leading achievement of zero waste to landfill across its global factory network, Unilever has reached a new milestone of 1 million tonnes of CO2 savings since 2008 in its manufacturing network. Energy consumption has been reduced by 20% - the same energy used to run 40 factories or the equivalent in carbon of over 800,000 acres of forest in one year. This has also resulted in significant cost savings of €244m.

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