Unilever completes share purchase programme
13 May 2019
London/Rotterdam - Unilever PLC and Unilever N.V. today confirm the successful completion of the programme to purchase shares up to an aggregate market value equivalent of €165 million announced on 29 April 2019. Under this programme, 995,000 Unilever PLC shares and 1,787,000 Unilever N.V. shares were purchased.
In addition, 81,000 American Depositary Shares of Unilever PLC and 891,000 New York Registry Shares of Unilever N.V. were purchased.
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