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Unilever issues €1.25 billion bonds on European markets

London/Rotterdam, Unilever has priced €1.25 billion in bonds on the European Markets today. The bonds comprise €750,000,000 Floating Rate Notes, due June 2018 and €500,000,000 1.0 per cent Fixed Rate Notes, due June 2023. They are issued by Unilever NV and guaranteed by Unilever PLC and Unilever United States, Inc. The bonds have an anticipated closing date of June 3rd 2015.

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Jean-Marc Huët to leave Unilever in October and Graeme Pitkethly to succeed him as Chief Financial Officer

Unilever today announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Jean-Marc Huët, has decided to step down from his role and the Boards of Unilever PLC and Unilever N.V. Huët, 46, who joined Unilever in January 2010, will leave Unilever with effect from 1 October 2015. Huët will remain in his role through this period to ensure a smooth and orderly transition to his successor.

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Packaging & Waste

Unilever saves 1 million tonnes of CO2 – and €244m

Just three months after announcing the industry leading achievement of zero waste to landfill across its global factory network, Unilever has reached a new milestone of 1 million tonnes of CO2 savings since 2008 in its manufacturing network. Energy consumption has been reduced by 20% - the same energy used to run 40 factories or the equivalent in carbon of over 800,000 acres of forest in one year. This has also resulted in significant cost savings of €244m.

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Unilever recognised as leader of Oxfam scorecard

London/Rotterdam – Unilever has been named leader of the Oxfam Behind the Brands ranking. The Consumer Goods company, that produces brands such as Dove, Knorr, Hellmann’s and Wall’s ice cream, has improved its score for the themes of climate change, land rights, workers and transparency, and also retains the leading score for farmers.

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