Annual General Meeting Rotterdam, all resolutions approved

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.

Board appointments

All continuing directors stood for election and were duly re-appointed. These were Paul Polman, Jean-Marc Huët, Louise Fresco, Ann Fudge, Charles Golden, Byron Grote, Sunil B Mittal, Hixonia Nyasulu, The Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP, Kees Storm, Michael Treschow and Paul Walsh.

Poll Results Annual General Meeting 2012

ResolutionForAgainstVote withheldIssued share capital present
Adoption Annual Accounts and appropriation of the profit for the 2011 financial year1,840,014,288174,516175,1831,840,373,691
Discharge Executive Directors1,817,274,38114,348,7058,740,7991,840,373,691
Discharge Non-Executive Directors1,817,251,22414,350,9438,747,8231,840,373,691
Re-appointment Paul Polman1,839,781,633369,157213,7391,840,373,691
Re-appointment Jean Marc-Huët1,838,535,2511,532,678289,3091,840,373,691
Re-appointment Louise Fresco1,839,718,343340,979287,3641,840,373,691
Re-appointment Ann Fudge1,837,225,7232,841,122288,2551,840,373,691
Re-appointment Charles Golden1,839,327,288320,334700,9221,840,373,691
Re-appointment Byron Grote1,839,532,437316,909299,1461,840,373,691
Re-appointment Sunil B Mittal1,839,532,4373,868,490699,9531,840,373,691
Re-appointment Hixonia Nyasulu1,839,374,076678,175296,1901,840,373,691
Re-appointment The Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP1,839,511,613350,343486,5551,840,373,691
Re-appointment Kees Storm1,831,031,9239,028,432288,2081,840,373,691
Re-appointment Michael Treshcow1,837,504,5092,556,837284,6101,840,373,691
Re-appointment Paul Walsh1,746,941,44393,115,317291,8031,840,373,691
Amendment of the Company's Articles of Association1,839,127,823496,652728,0161,840,373,691
Authorisation of the Board to purchase ordinary shares and depositary receipts thereof1,827,838,76811,317,3931,189,4191,840,373,691
Capital reduction with respect to shares and depositary receipts thereof1,839,180,057485,565680,5691,840,373,691
Designation of the Board as the company body authorised to issue shares in the Company1,704,940,989133,005,2332,399,1861,840,373,691
Appointment of Auditors charged with the auditing of the Annual Accounts for the 2012 financial year1,827,201,6649,050,0724,097,9831,840,373,691

The shares represented were good for 1,840,373,691 votes, which is 82.52% of our issued share capital.

Unilever NV

Weena 455
3013AL Rotterdam

+31 (0) 10 217 4000

Unilever PLC

Unilever House
100 Victoria Embankment
London EC4Y 0DY
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 207 822 5252

Safe harbour statement

This announcement may contain forward-looking statements, including ‘forward-looking statements’ within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as ‘expects’, ‘anticipates’, ‘intends’, ‘believes’ or the negative of these terms and other similar expressions of future performance or results, and their negatives, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations and assumptions regarding anticipated developments and other factors affecting the Group. They are not historical facts, nor are they guarantees of future performance. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, including, among others, competitive pricing and activities, economic slowdown, industry consolidation, access to credit markets, recruitment levels, reputational risks, commodity prices, continued availability of raw materials, prioritisation of projects, consumption levels, costs, the ability to maintain and manage key customer relationships and supply chain sources, consumer demands, currency values, interest rates, the ability to integrate acquisitions and complete planned divestitures, the ability to complete planned restructuring activities, physical risks, environmental risks, the ability to manage regulatory, tax and legal matters and resolve pending matters within current estimates, legislative, fiscal and regulatory developments, political, economic and social conditions in the geographic markets where the Group operates and new or changed priorities of the Boards. Further details of potential risks and uncertainties affecting the Group are described in the Group’s filings with the London Stock Exchange, Euronext Amsterdam and the US Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Group’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended 31 December 2010. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this document. Except as required by any applicable law or regulation, the Group expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Group’s expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

Explore more on these topics:

Back to top

Connect with us

We're always looking to connect with those who share an interest in a sustainable future.

Contact us

Get in touch with Unilever and specialist teams in our headquarters, or find contacts around the world.

Contact us