Debt investors

Unilever aims to maintain a competitive balance sheet which provides us with:

  • Appropriate access to the debt and equity markets
  • Sufficient flexibility for acquisitions
  • Sufficient resilience against economic and financial uncertainty while ensuring ample liquidity

Corporate Credit Ratings


Standard & Poor'sMoody's
Long termA+A1
Short termA-1P-1
OutlookStableStable

Issuance Programs

Unilever mainly funds itself directly in the global debt capital markets. Please find below a summary of the active programs of the Group. All debt issuance programs are cross guaranteed by Unilever N.V., Unilever PLC and Unilever United States, Inc., unless otherwise stated in the relevant documentation.

IssuerEMTNUS ShelfMulti-Currency Commercial Paper Programme**USCP - 4(2) Programme***
Unilever N.V.USD 15bn*USD 15bn*Unlimited*Unlimited
Unilever PLCUSD 15bn*
Unlimited*
Unilever Capital Corporation
USD 15bn*Unlimited*Unlimited
Unilever Finance International BV

Unlimited*

* Joint programme

** In case of questions, contact any of the dealers: Goldman Sachs International, J.P. Morgan Securities PLC, NatWest Markets PLC or UBS Limited

*** In case of questions, contact any of the dealers: BofAML Securities, Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC or Mizuho Securities USA LLC

Bond Issuers

Bond maturity profile

Unilever aims to maintain a smooth maturity profile for its long-term debt to minimize refinancing risk on any given year.

long term debt

Committed bank facilities

On 31 December 2018, Unilever had undrawn revolving 364-day bilateral credit facilities in aggregate of $7,865 million (2017: $7,865 million) with a 364-day term out. As part of the regular annual process, the facilities were renewed in 2019.

Institutional investor contacts

If you are an institutional investor or an analyst following Unilever, please contact Unilever Investor Relations using the following details:

T: +44 (0) 20 7822 6830

investor.relations@unilever.com

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