Our shares: the basics
Unilever N.V. ordinary shares (ISIN NL0000388619) and depositary receipts of ordinary shares (ISIN NL0000009355) are listed on Euronext Amsterdam and as New York registry shares (CUSIP 904784709) on the New York Stock Exchange. The ordinary shares, the depositary receipts of ordinary shares and the New York registry shares are exchangeable on 1:1.
Unilever PLC ordinary shares (ISIN GB00B10RZP78) are listed on the London Stock Exchange and as American Depositary Receipts (CUSIP 904767704) on the New York Stock Exchange. Each ADR represents 1 underlying ordinary PLC share.
There are 1 714 727 700 NV ordinary shares in issue, each having a nominal value of €0.16.
There are 1 310 156 361 PLC ordinary shares in issue, each having a nominal value of 3 1/9 pence.
The Equalisation Agreement
The Equalisation Agreement between NV and PLC is such that each Unilever N.V. ordinary share of €0.16 represents the same underlying economic interest in the Unilever Group as each Unilever PLC ordinary share of 3 1/9 pence (safe for exchange rate fluctuations). Since each PLC ADR in New York represents 1 underlying ordinary PLC share, the equalisation agreement implies, in rounded terms, a ratio of 1 NV New York registry share to 1 PLC ADR.