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Share Buy-Back Programme – Update July 2018

London/Rotterdam – On 19 April 2018, Unilever PLC and Unilever N.V. announced their intention to buy back shares with an aggregate market value equivalent of up to €6 billion, in line with the Group’s objective of targeting a net debt to EBITDA ratio of 2.0x and our intention to return the expected after-tax proceeds upon completion of the Spreads disposal to shareholders, unless more value-creating acquisition alternatives arise.

Unilever completes the sale of its Spreads business to KKR

London/Rotterdam - Unilever announced today that, further to the announcement made on 15th December 2017, it has completed the sale of its Spreads business to KKR. Unilever also announced today that it has completed the sale of its Spreads business in Southern Africa to Remgro and the related acquisition of Remgro’s interest in Unilever South Africa.

Unilever receives positive opinion on health claim for tea from the EFSA

London/Rotterdam – Unilever, the world’s leading tea company, today announced that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a positive opinion on the company’s evidence that black tea improves attention. This makes Unilever the first company in the EU to receive a positive scientific opinion on a health claim for tea from the EFSA.

Unilever calls on content creators & distributors to eradicate stereotypes

Cannes, France – Unilever is calling on content creators and distributors to act now to eliminate outdated stereotypes. The move marks the latest step in the company’s industry-leading Unstereotype initiative, which launched two years ago with the aim of eliminating harmful and diminishing portrayals of people across advertising.

Unilever N.V. and Unilever PLC announce Consent Solicitations

London/Rotterdam - Unilever N.V. (“NV”) and Unilever PLC (“PLC”) (each, an “Issuer” and together, the “Issuers”) today announce invitations to holders of the outstanding notes listed in the table below (each a “Series” and together, the “Notes”) to consent to certain modifications of the terms and conditions (the “Conditions”) of the relevant Series and related programme documents in connection with the proposed simplification of the dual-parent structure of the Unilever Group (being NV, PLC and their group companies) under a new single parent company, New NV, by approving an extraordinary resolution of the holders of such Series (an “Extraordinary Resolution”), all as further described in the Consent Solicitation Memorandum prepared by the Issuers dated 30 May 2018 (the “Consent Solicitation Memorandum” and each such invitation in respect of a Series, a “Consent Solicitation”). Capitalised terms used in this notice and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings given to them in the Consent Solicitation Memorandum.

Notification of changes to Vice-Chair/SID and membership of Board Committees

London/Rotterdam – Unilever today announced that following the 2018 AGMs the Boards have appointed Youngme Moon as Unilever’s new Vice-Chair/Senior Independent Director (SID). Youngme Moon joined the Boards in 2016 and brings unique perspectives into strategy and brand innovation in the digital economy. In addition, the Boards have appointed Vittoria Colao as Chairman of the Compensation Committee. He is a renowned international business leader and has served on Unilever’s Compensation Committee since 2015.

Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan continues to fuel growth

Unilever reveals that its most sustainable brands grew 46% faster than the rest of the business and delivered 70% of its turnover growth 40,000+ employees have their say on the future of Unilever as the company looks beyond its current sustainability targets

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