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Food companies to standardize date labels
Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 04:00am EDT 

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Consumer Goods Forum::Consumer Goods Forum along with Champions 12.3 has approved a call to action to standardize food date labels worldwide by 2020.Says board adopted call to action to simplify date labels, including Tesco, Kellogg, Walmart, Campbell Soup, Nestle, Unilever.  Full Article

Unilever issues bonds amounting to 250 million pounds
Thursday, 14 Sep 2017 05:55am EDT 

Sept 14 (Reuters) - EURONEXT::UNILEVER NV <<>> ISSUES BONDS AMOUNTING TO GBP 250 MILLION, THAT WILL BE LISTED ON EURONEXT AMSTERDAM AS OF SEPT. 15 - EURONEXT.BONDS ISSUE PRICE: 98.99 PERCENT; INTEREST RATE: 1.88 PERCENT - EURONEXT.  Full Article

Unilever prices 500 mln stg bonds on sterling market
Monday, 11 Sep 2017 12:47pm EDT 

Sept 11 (Reuters) - Unilever Plc ::UNILEVER PRICES £500M BONDS ON STERLING MARKET.UNILEVER - ‍BONDS COMPRISE £250,000,000 OF 1.375 PER CENT FIXED RATE NOTES DUE SEPTEMBER 2024 AND £250,000,000 OF 1.875 PER CENT FIXED RATE NOTES DUE SEPT 2029​.‍BONDS HAVE AN ANTICIPATED ISSUE DATE OF 15 TH SEPTEMBER 2017​.‍UNILEVER INTENDS TO USE PROCEEDS FOR GENERAL CORPORATE PURPOSES​.  Full Article

Unilever exec gives update on savings, efficiencies
Wednesday, 6 Sep 2017 09:44am EDT 

Sept 6 (Reuters) - Unilever Plc :Unilever exec says innovation team has reduced number of global projects by 10 percent this year, but increased size of projects by 20 percent.Unilever exec says interested in acquiring brands that have sales of tens or hundreds of millions of euros.Unilever exec says aiming for binding deal for spreads business by end 2017/early 2018.Unilever exec says if can't get full value from selling whole business, will consider demerger.Unilever exec says also to consider selling parts of spreads business.Unilever exec says distrust in big brands is spreading to emerging markets.Unilever exec says expanding hellmanns brand into ketchup, bbq sauce, hot sauce, mustard.Unilever exec says ecommerce accounts for close to 3 percent of group turnover, up 40 percent in h1'17.Unilever exec says on track to begin integrating food/refreshment in jan 2018, as stated in april.  Full Article

Unilever acquires Weis, an Australian ice cream business
Wednesday, 9 Aug 2017 03:33am EDT 

Aug 9 (Reuters) - UNILEVER NV ::ENTERED INTO A DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE WEIS, AN AUSTRALIAN ICE CREAM BUSINESS.THE ACQUISITION IS SUBJECT TO CUSTOMARY CLOSING CONDITIONS. TERMS OF THE DEAL WERE NOT DISCLOSED..  Full Article

NN Group sells preference shares Unilever‍​
Wednesday, 9 Aug 2017 02:12am EDT 

Aug 9 (Reuters) - NN GROUP NV ::SIGNED AN IRREVOCABLE AGREEMENT WITH UNILEVER PLC TO ACCEPT A PUBLIC OFFER FOR THE OUTSTANDING 6% AND 7% CUMULATIVE PREFERENCE SHARES IN UNILEVER N.V..NN GROUP SELLS PREFERENCE SHARES UNILEVER‍​.UNILEVER INTENDS TO LAUNCH, AND TO TENDER ALL PREFERENCE SHARES HELD BY NN GROUP.PREFERENCE SHARES HELD BY NN GROUP REPRESENT A TOTAL VALUE OF APPROXIMATELY EUR 295 MILLION AND 11.4% OF THE VOTING RIGHTS IN UNILEVER ‍​.IFRS CAPITAL GAIN OF APPROXIMATELY EUR 250 MILLION IS EXPECTED TO BE REPORTED AFTER SETTLEMENT OF THE TRANSACTION, WHICH IS ANTICIPATED IN Q4 OF 2017.ORDINARY SHARES IN UNILEVER N.V. HELD BY NN GROUP ARE UNAFFECTED BY THIS TRANSACTION‍​.  Full Article

Unilever Plc to buy back preference shares
Wednesday, 9 Aug 2017 02:00am EDT 

Aug 9 (Reuters) - UNILEVER PLC :UNILEVER TO BUY BACK PREFERENCE SHARES.SAYS OFFER WOULD VALUE ALL OF OUTSTANDING 6 PCT AND 7 PCT CUMULATIVE PREFERENCE SHARES AT EUR 450 MILLION​.‍AGREED TERMS WITH NN INVESTMENT PARTNERS, ASR NEDERLAND N.V. FOR ACQUISITION OF ALL THEIR CUMULATIVE PREFERENCE SHARES IN UNILEVER N.V.​.SAYS ACQUIRED SHARES ‍REPRESENT APPROXIMATELY 97 PCT OF ALL OUTSTANDING 6 PCT AND 7 PCT CUMULATIVE PREFERENCE SHARES​.SAYS SHARES ‍WILL BE ACQUIRED BY MEANS OF A PUBLIC OFFER WHICH UNILEVER INTENDS TO LAUNCH​.SAYS ‍OFFER PRICE IS CUM DIVIDEND EXCEPT FOR ACCRUED DIVIDEND THAT UNILEVER N.V. WILL PAY IN SEPTEMBER 2017​.SAYS ‍NN AND ASR HAVE EACH IRREVOCABLY COMMITTED TO ACCEPT OFFER AND TENDER PREFERENCE SHARES HELD BY THEM UNDER OFFER​.SAYS ‍UPON COMPLETION, INTENDS TO COMMENCE STATUTORY PROCEEDINGS TO ACQUIRE ANY REMAINING OUTSTANDING PREFERENCE SHARES​.SAYS ‍UPON COMPLETION INTENDS TO TERMINATE LISTINGS OF PREFERENCE SHARES ON EURONEXT AMSTERDAM​.SAYS ‍AGGREGATE CONSIDERATION UNDER OFFER WILL BE FINANCED BY UTILISING AVAILABLE CASH AND/OR EXISTING FACILITIES​.SAYS ‍OFFER IS EXPECTED TO BE LAUNCHED IN Q3 2017​.SAYS ‍SETTLEMENT OF OFFER IS EXPECTED IN Q4 2017​.  Full Article

Clayton Dubilier & Rice and Bain Capital have begun working together on an offer for Unilever's spreads business - Sky News
Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 08:04am EDT 

July 25 (Reuters) - :Clayton Dubilier & Rice and Bain Capital have begun working together on an offer for Unilever's spreads business - Sky News.Clayton Dubilier & Rice, Bain Capital to assemble knockout takeover bid for 6 billion stg Unilever division which houses Flora margarine brand - Sky News.  Full Article

Interview-Unilever cfo says more likely that developed market spreads business has more interest from private equity
Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 02:26am EDT 

Unilever Plc :Interview-Unilever cfo says margin growth in h2 to be below h1, due to investments in innovation.Interview-Unilever cfo says on track to give announcement on dual-headed structure by year-end.Interview-Unilever cfo says expects to see sales volumes start to pick up in the second half.Interview-Unilever cfo says expects to get information memorandum on spreads business out by end of autumn.Interview-Unilever cfo says will only sell spreads business in one block if it's a superior value solution than selling pieces separately.Interview-Unilever cfo says more likely that developed market spreads business has more interest from private equity.  Full Article

Unilever says to buy luxury cosmetics brand Hourglass
Monday, 19 Jun 2017 10:43am EDT 

June 19 (Reuters) - Unilever Plc ::To acquire Hourglass.Terms of the deal to buy luxury colour cosmetics brand Hourglass were not disclosed.  Full Article

RPT-Unilever strikes deal over South African spreads business

LONDON, Sept 22 Unilever and South African investment holding company Remgro on Friday announced a 11.9 billion rand ($901 million) deal that sees Unilever trade its spreads business in southern Africa for Remgro's stake in its South African subsidiary.