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Unilever PLC

09 October 2020

Unification of Unilever's Corporate Structure

- Update in relation to GroenLinks exit tax proposal

London/Rotterdam, 9 October 2020

Unilever notes the tabling of the GroenLinks initiative bill in the Dutch Parliament.

We will carefully review the bill to assess any potential impact on our proposals for unification. As previously disclosed, the Boards intend to proceed with their proposals provided that, in the Boards' view, unification remains in the best interests of Unilever, its shareholders and other stakeholders as a whole.

The Boards will update shareholders as appropriate.

 
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