Unilever plc confirms that the consolidation of its share capital approved by its shareholders at the Annual General Meeting held on 9 May 2006 was finalised at the close of business on 19 May 2006.
Holders of ordinary shares exchanged 20 existing ordinary shares of 1.4 pence each for 9 new ordinary shares of 31/9 pence each in the capital of Unilever plc. The issued share capital of Unilever plc is now £136 275 682, comprising 1 310 156 361 ordinary shares of 31/9 pence each and 100 000 deferred shares of £1 each. The new ordinary shares have been admitted to the Official List and to trading on the London Stock Exchange.
As a result of the share capital consolidation, Unilever plc’s American Depositary Receipt (ADR), which previously comprised 4 ordinary shares of 1.4 pence each, will comprise 1 new ordinary share of 31/9 pence each. ADR holders who held Unilever plc ADRs as at 19 May 2006 will be issued with 0.8 Unilever plc ADRs for each Unilever plc ADR they hold on that date. Dealings in the new Unilever plc ADRs on the New York Stock Exchange will commence on 25 May 2006.