Share buy back

Share buy back 2008

On 11 February 2008 Unilever announced the commencement of our share buy-back programme.

Share buy-back programme

Unilever announced the commencement of our share buy-back programme on 11 February 2008.

This follows our announcement on 8 February of our plan to buy back ordinary shares of an aggregate market value of at least Euro 1.5 billion in 2008.

The purpose of the share buy-back programme is to provide a flexible route for returning cash to shareholders, over and above regular annual dividends.

Part of the shares acquired under this programme may be used to settle obligations under share-based compensation plans.

The buy-back may be of either Unilever NV shares, Unilever PLC shares or any combination of the two. The buy-back will take place within the limitations of the authority which has been granted or will be granted to the Boards by the respective general meetings of shareholders.

Any share purchases during close periods will be made according to irrevocable mandates issued prior to the periods concerned.

Share buy back weekly summary

NV Shares (euro)PLC Shares (GBP)
Week commencing (2008)No. of sharesValue(€m)Average priceNo. of sharesAmount(£m)Average priceTotal value (€m)
11 February8 840 000186.921.14186.9
18 February5 440 405113.120.79113.1
25 February1 250 00025.820.6425.8
3 March5 857 844118.520.24118.5
10 March3 850 83679.520.6479.5
17 March3 727 53976.220.4376.2
24 March
31 March1 450 00031.321.5631.3
7 April2 250 00048.021.3348.0
14 April1 900 00040.121.1140.1
21 April

1 425 000

30.121.11485 0008.116.6840.2
28 April1 250 00026.821.4226.8
5 May1 700 00036.721.5636.7
12 May1 550 00033.721.7433.7
19 May2 400 00049.720.7049.7
26 May1 450 00030.320.8730.3
2 June2 122 83944.420.9444.4
9 June1 200 00024.220.16600 0009.415.7036.1
16 June2 175 00041.819.2041.8
23 June1 250 00022.518.011 000 00014.514.4840.8
30 June1 010 00017.817.672 705 00038.114.1066.0
7 July2 728 95449.218.023 559 29750.914.29113.1
14 July2 288 79149.217.582 846 58639.813.9790.3
21 July1 721 06431.618.382 339 45534.014.5474.7
28 July1 384 36526.018.771 605 44123.614.7256.0

Total

60 222 637

1 224.3

20.33

15 140 779218.414.431 499.8