BRIEF-Competition Commission raids Unilever SA and Sime Darby offices

April 3 Thu Apr 3, 2014 5:37am EDT

April 3 (Reuters) - Competition Commission -

* Competition commission raids Unilever SA and Sime Darby offices

* Conducting a search and seizure operation at offices of Unilever South Africa (PTY) Ltd in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Sime Darby Hudson & Knight (PTY) Ltd in Boksburg, Johannesburg

* Has reasonable grounds to believe that information relevant to this investigation is in possession of employees of two companies

* Operation forms part of commission's ongoing investigation into collusive conduct in markets for manufacture and supply of edible oils and margarine to wholesale and retail customers.

* Will seize documents and electronic data, to be analysed with other information gathered

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