Offer for Unilever N.V. preference shares
Public offer by Unilever PLC for all preference shares in Unilever N.V.
Further to the initial announcement of 9 August 2017, on 11 October 2017, Unilever Corporate Holdings Nederland B.V., a wholly-owned (indirect) subsidiary of Unilever PLC, launched an offer for (depositary receipts of) all 6% and 7% cumulative preference (sub)shares (together the "Preference Shares") in the share capital of Unilever N.V. The offer represents an important step towards simplification of Unilever's capital structure and improving corporate governance by strengthening the link between economic interest and voting rights for shareholders.
Unilever Corporate Holdings Nederland B.V. is making the offer subject to the terms, conditions and restrictions set forth in the offer memorandum published on 11 October 2017.
The board of Unilever N.V. fully supports the offer and unanimously recommends the offer to the holders of the Preference Shares for acceptance, as set out in the separate position statement which is also available as of 11 October 2017.
The acceptance period for holders of Preference Shares to tender their Preference Shares commences on 12 October 2017 at 9:00 hours CET and ends on 25 October 2017 at 17:40 hours CET. Upon completion of the offer, Unilever will as soon as possible initiate statutory buy-out proceedings in order to acquire the remaining Preference Shares.
The offer memorandum, the position statement and the press release dated 11 October 2017 are available for downloading via the links on this website.