Unilever N.V. annual general meeting Rotterdam, 14 May 2014 - all resolutions approved

Rotterdam - 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

The following continuing directors stood for election and were duly re-appointed. These were Paul Polman, Jean-Marc Huët, Laura Cha, Louise Fresco, Ann Fudge, Byron Grote, Mary Ma, Hixonia Nyasulu, The Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP, John Rishton, Kees Storm, Michael Treschow and Paul Walsh.

Charles Golden did not offer himself for re-appointment and will retire as a Non-Executive Director at the close of the Unilever PLC annual general meeting.

Feike Sijbesma was proposed for appointment as non-executive director for the first time and was duly appointed by the shareholders of Unilever N.V. to take effect from 1 November 2014.

ResolutionFor%Against%Vote withheld *Issued share capital present
3. To approve the Remuneration Policy1,860,711,32998.37%30,890,9951.63%4,188,9931,895,791,317
4. Adoption Annual Accounts and appropriation of the profit for the 2013 financial year1,890,173,41399.91%1,742,0370.09%3,879,5461,895,794,996
5. Discharge Executive Directors1,880,474,99399.39%11,553,1110.61%3,765,1161,895,793,220
6. Discharge Non-Executive Directors1,880,481,58299.39%11,532,4410.61%3,764,5361,895,778,559
7. Re-appointment Paul Polman **1,891,429,47799.98%442,6690.02%3,574,2071,895,446,353
8. Re-appointment Jean Marc-Huët **1,890,628,89499.92%1,577,2910.08%3,583,8371,895,790,022
9. Re-appointment Laura Cha **1,765,434,04893.30%126,724,2756.70%3,628,7551,895,787,078
10. Re-appointment Louise Fresco **1,891,708,96199.98%452,2690.02%3,618,3991,895,779,629
11. Re-appointment Ann Fudge **1,886,329,97499.69%5,843,9030.31%3,621,3341,895,795,211
12. Re-appointment Byron Grote **1,891,317,01499.97%488,3200.03%3,612,9231,895,418,257
13. Re-appointment Mary Ma **1,889,108,60999.84%3,024,5460.16%3,661,1311,895,794,286
14. Re-appointment Hixonia Nyasulu **1,890,564,39299.98%382,9430.02%4,840,6501,895,787,985
15. Re-appointment
The Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP **
16. Re-appointment John Rishton **1,890,157,61599.98%360,0780.02%5,277,9161,895,795,609
17. Re-appointment Kees Storm **1,859,859,23998.67%25,048,4731.33%10,871,1251,895,778,837
18. Re-appointment Michael Treschow **1,889,976,45299.88%2,188,2990.12%3,625,9731,895,790,724
19. Re-appointment Paul Walsh **1,868,027,84498.72%24,141,7141.28%3,615,2131,895,784,771
20. Appointment Feike Sijbesma as Non-Executive Director **1,889,340,25499.85%2,808,5850.15%3,640,0591,895,424,707
21. Appointment of the Auditor charged with the auditing of the Annual Accounts for the 2014 financial year1,890,106,30399.90%1,833,1050.10%3,835,0551,895,774,463
22. Designation of the Board of Directors as the company body authorised in respect of the issue of shares in the share capital of the Company1,720,719,01890.94%171,499,8579.06%3,572,7481,895,791,623
23. Authorisation of the Board of Directors to purchase shares and depositary receipts thereof in the share capital of the Company1,881,490,85399.49%9,667,5970.51%4,627,6761,895,786,126
24. Capital reduction with respect to shares and depositary receipts thereof held by the Company in its own share capital1,885,297,01899.66%6,482,6310.34%3,661,1881,895,440,837

The shares represented were good for 1,895,802,272, which is 85.00% of our issued share capital.

* Only the 'for' and 'against' votes are counted and together add up to 100%. By law a 'vote withheld' is not considered to be a vote.

**The resolution, if passed, will only become effective if a similar resolution as set out in the Notice of Annual General Meeting of Unilever PLC to be held on 14 May 2014 in London, United Kingdom or any adjournment thereof is approved.


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