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S.Africa's Competition Tribunal says co respondent in Unilever case reaches settlement
Friday, 3 Mar 2017 08:40am EST 

South Africa's Competition Tribunal: Sime Darby Hudson Knight, has reached a settlement with competition commission. Settlement will still have to be confirmed by Competition Tribunal Further company coverage: [ULVR.L] (Bengaluru Newsroom) ((+91 806 749 1136;)).  Full Article

Unilever CFO says Kraft bid was "trigger moment" for co, will not waste it
Friday, 24 Feb 2017 05:40am EST 

Unilever Plc : Unilever CFO at CAGNY Conference - "It was clear to us that kraft bid substantially undervalued Unilever" . Unilever CFO at CAGNY Conference- In review, co will be looking at faster value creation in its portfolio, organisation, cost structure, balance sheet . Unilever- Events of last week show us challenge to unlock more value faster in short term rather than focusing on steady value creation over long term . Unilever CFO at CAGNY Conference -"it (Kraft bid) certainly was a trigger moment for Unilever and we will not waste it" . Unilever CFO -co's geographic and category footprints are very different so there would very little "real synergy" in merger with Kraft Further company coverage: [ULVR.L] ((bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com;)).  Full Article

Unilever sees 2017 core operating margin at upper end of guidance
Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017 08:44am EST 

Unilever Plc :Management of Unilever now expects core operating margin improvement for 2017 to be at upper end of its 40-80 basis points guidance.  Full Article

Nestle: no comment on Kraft Heinz's Unilever approach
Friday, 17 Feb 2017 08:05am EST 

Nestle Sa says : on Kraft Heinz's Unilever approach: as a matter of principle we do not comment on our competitors' activities Further company coverage: [NESN.S] (Reporting by Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi) ((brenna.neghaiwi@thomsonreuters.com; +41 58 306 77 35;)).  Full Article

Unilever issues 1.2 bln euro bonds on European markets
Wednesday, 8 Feb 2017 12:00pm EST 

Unilever Plc : Unilever issues 1.2 billion euro bonds on European markets . Has priced 1.2 billion euro in bonds on european markets today . Bonds comprise 600 mln euro of 0.375 per cent fixed rate notes due February 2023 . Bonds also comprise 600 mln euro of 1.0 per cent fixed rate notes due February 2027 .Unilever intends to use proceeds for general corporate purposes..  Full Article

Unilever says to appeal judgement in Brazil tax case
Friday, 25 Nov 2016 06:30am EST 

Unilever Plc : Tax case in Brazil . Case has now been heard and we have received an adverse judgement by Brazilian Judicial Court . Unilever intends to appeal this ruling at Brazilian Supreme Court . Unilever has decided to pay judicial deposit of approximately 590 mln euros, which will be recognised as a non current financial asset . Judicial will be recognised as a non-current financial asset and hence there will be no impact on reported free cash flow .There is no charge to P&L as a result of this latest judgement.  Full Article

Unilever CFO says confident Tesco dispute to end soon
Thursday, 13 Oct 2016 03:59am EDT 

Unilever Plc CFO on an analyst conference call: Unilever CFO says overall prices in the UK should start to increase to offset weak sterling . Unilever CFO says price growth in Latin America to moderate and volume to turn positive next year . Unilever CFO says if foreign exchange rates for year stay as they are now, company would see 5 percent hit on topline, 3-4 percent hit on bottom line . Unilever CFO says not expecting market improvement in fourth quarter . Unilever CFO repeats savings goals . Unilever CFO says decline of spreads business in North America has slowed due to improved execution . Says there are "many options" about the future of spreads business but won't speculate on them . Says confident disagreement w/ Tesco will end quickly . Says price increases in UK have landed with other retailers .Says UK price increases are substantially less than company would need to fully recoup impact of higher costs.  Full Article

Unilever to acquire Blueair
Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016 02:08am EDT 

Unilever NV : To acquire Blueair . Blueair had a turnover of US$106 million in 2015 .Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Full Article

Unilever prices $1.25 bln bond on U.S. market
Tuesday, 26 Jul 2016 02:00am EDT 

Unilever Plc : Prices $1.25bn bond on u.s. Market .Priced a dual-tranche $1.25 billion bond on u.s. market. $550 million 1.375 per cent fixed rate notes are due 28 july 2021, with a further $700 million 2.0 per cent fixed rate notes due 28 july 2026..  Full Article

Interview-Unilever CFO stands by full-year forecast after Q2 beat
Thursday, 21 Jul 2016 02:30am EDT 

Interview : Unilever CFO says weak sterling increases costs of imported goods on uk business, but also reduces domestic hq costs . Unilever CFO says keeping full-year sales growth target of 3-5 percent .Unilever cfo says still sees full year margin improvement in historical range of 30-40 bps.  Full Article

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LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - For fans of explicitly ethical stakeholder capitalism, Unilever’s rebuttal of a takeover approach by Kraft Heinz last month was a great moment. On one side, a company that made a big deal about thinking long term and creating good products as well as profit for shareholders. On the other, a business run by some of the harshest corporate cost-cutters around. With little more than a few phone calls, the Anglo-Dutch consumer product giant saw off the much smaller co