Unilever PLC GM Poll result announcement

Unilever PLC shareholders today approved the resolution put to the General Meeting in London. Voting was by poll on the resolution and the result is set out below.

Board appointment

Paul Polman was proposed for election for the first time and was duly elected by the shareholders of Unilever PLC.

The resolution shall be subject to and become effective on the passing of the resolution at the Unilever N.V. Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders on 29 October 2008 (or at any adjournment thereof).

Poll result - general meeting


ResolutionForAgainstVote Withheld
1. To elect Mr. P Polman as a Director777 983 61510 488 2412 287 454

Votes cast as a percentage of the issued share capital was approximately 60.36%

A 'Vote withheld' is not a vote in law and will not be counted in the calculation of the proportion of the votes 'for' and 'against' a resolution.


28 October 2008


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