2008

An overview of Unilever PLC and Unilever NV press releases from 2008.

Press releases

Unilever completes the sale of Bertolli olive oil business to Grupo SOS
23/12/2008:

Unilever today completed the previously announced sale of its Bertolli olive oil business to Grupo SOS for a consideration of €630 million.

Unilever in Cote D'Ivoire
04/12/2008:

Unilever disposes of oils business and plantation interests and acquires regional soap business.

Unilever reshapes its global research & development
01/12/2008:

Unilever today announced the intention to consolidate its R&D activities into a number of larger sites located in its key markets.

Unilever NV Extraordinary General Meeting poll result
29/10/2008:

Paul Polman appointed as executive director.

Unilever PLC General Meeting poll result
28/10/2008:

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.

Unilever announces further investment in Russia
13/10/2008:

Unilever to build a state-of-the-art production facility in Tula over the next five years.

Unilever completes sale of North American laundry business to Vestar Capital Partners
09/09/2008:

Unilever today announced that it has completed the sale of its North American laundry business in US, Canada and Puerto Rico to Vestar Capital Partners (Vestar).

Unilever CEO Succession
04/09/2008:

Unilever today announces that Patrick Cescau, Group Chief Executive, will retire from Unilever at the end of the year. He has served the business for 35 years and has led Unilever for the last four, initially as Chairman and then as the company’s first Group Chief Executive.

Unilever to close Lawry's deal with McCormick
30/07/2008:

Unilever today announced that it expects to complete the previously announced sale of its Lawry's and Adolph's branded seasoning blends and marinades business to McCormick & Company, Inc., on or about the 31st July, 2008.

Unilever agrees to sell North American Laundry Business
28/07/2008:

Unilever today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its North American laundry business in US, Canada and Puerto Rico to Vestar Capital Partners.

Unilever disposes Bertolli Olive Oil to Grupo SOS
21/07/2008:

Unilever today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement for the disposal of its Bertolli olive oil and vinegar business with Grupo SOS for a consideration of €630m.

Unilever to sell Turkish olive oil business
10/07/2008:

Unilever today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell Komili, the market leading olive oil brand in Turkey, for an undisclosed amount to Ana Gida, part of the Anadolu Group.

Geneviève Berger to be Chief R&D Officer
24/06/2008:

Unilever today announced that Professor Geneviève Berger (PhD, MD) has been appointed as its chief research and development officer.

Unilever in Côte d'Ivoire
19/06/2008:

Unilever Cote d'Ivoire set to dispose of palm-oil interests and increase stake in regional soap business

Unilever PLC annual general meeting approves all resolution
15/05/2008:

Unilever PLC shareholders today approved all resolutions put to the annual general meeting in London. Voting was by poll on each resolution and the results are set out below.

Unilever PLC Annual General Meeting approves all resolutions
14/05/2008:

Unilever PLC shareholders today approved all resolutions put to the Annual General Meeting in London. Voting was by poll on each resolution and the results are set out below.

Unilever NV Annual General Meeting approves all resolutions
15/05/2008:

Rotterdam, 15 May - Unilever N.V. shareholders today approved all resolutions put to the Annual General Meeting in Rotterdam.

Unilever commits to certified sustainable palm oil
01/05/2008:

Unilever today announced its intention to have all of its palm oil certified sustainable by 2015.

Board changes at Unilever
28/02/2008:

Unilever today announced a number of changes to simplify further its structure and better align its organisation in support of the company’s growth agenda.

Unilever acquires leading Russian ice cream company Inmarko
04/02/2008:

Unilever today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire leading Russian ice cream company Inmarko for an undisclosed amount.