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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Marijn Dekkers

58 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Nitin Paranjpe

52 2013 President - Home Care

Paul Polman

60 2009 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Ann Fudge

65 2015 Vice Chairman of the Board, Senior Independent Director

Graeme Pitkethly

49 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Antoine de Saint-Affrique

52 2011 President - Foods

Kevin Havelock

58 2011 President - Refreshment

Alan Jope

51 2011 President, Personal Care

Kees Kruythoff

47 2011 President, North America

Jan Zijderveld

51 2011 President, Europe

Douglas Baillie

61 2011 Chief Human Resource Officer

Keith Weed

54 2010 Chief Marketing and Communication Officer

David Blanchard

51 2013 Chief Category R&D Officer

Pier Sigismondi

49 2009 Chief Supply Chain Officer

Ritva Sotamaa

53 2013 Chief Legal Officer

Tonia Lovell

2012 Group Secretary

Nils Andersen

57 2015 Non-Executive Director

Laura Cha

66 2013 Non-Executive Director

Vittorio Colao

53 2015 Non-Executive Director

Judith Hartmann

46 2015 Non-Executive Director

Mary Ma

63 2013 Non-Executive Director

John Rishton

57 2013 Non-Executive Director

Feike Sijbesma

57 2014 Non-Executive Director

Louise Fresco

64 2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Marijn Dekkers

Dr. Marijn E. Dekkers is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective on April 2016. He joined Bayer AG on 1 January 2010 and became Chief Executive Officer of Bayer AG on 1 October 2010. Having studied chemistry and chemical engineering Dr. Dekkers began his professional career in 1985 as a scientist at the corporate research centre of General Electric in the United States, gaining experience in various units of the company before joining AlliedSignal (subsequently Honeywell International Inc.) in 1995. In 2000 Dr. Dekkers became Chief Operating Officer of Thermo Electron Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer of laboratory instruments (later renamed Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.) and in 2002 he became this company's President and CEO. Dr. Dekkers currently serves on the Board of Directors of General Electric in the United States. In September 2014, he took over the two-year presidency of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI), Frankfurt. He is also a Vice President of the Federation of German Industry (BDI), Berlin.

Nitin Paranjpe

Mr. Nitin Paranjpe is President - Home Care of Unilever PLC. He was Chief Executive Officer, Hindustan Unilever Limited and Executive Vice- President, South Asia. Executive Director, Home & Personal Care, India. Vice-President, Home Care. Category Head (Fabric Wash) and Regional Brand Director, Laundry and Household Cleaning, Asia.

Paul Polman

Mr. Paul Polman serves as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Unilever PLC. He is Director, The Consumer Goods Forum. UK Business Ambassador. Non-executive director, The Dow Chemical Company. Chairman, World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He was Procter & Gamble Co., group president Europe and officer, Procter & Gamble Co.. Chief financial officer, Nestlé S.A.. Director, Alcon Inc.

Ann Fudge

Ms. Ann M. Fudge serves as Vice Chairman of the Board, Senior Independent Director of Unilever PLC. She is Non-executive director, Infosys; Novartis AG; General Electric Co. Chairman, US Programs Advisory Panel of Gates Foundation. Member, Foreign Affairs Policy Board, US State Department. She was Non-executive director, Buzzient Inc. Chairman and chief executive officer, Young & Rubicam.

Graeme Pitkethly

Mr. Graeme David Pitkethly is a Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He joined Unilever in 2002 and is currently Executive Vice President of the Unilever UK and Ireland business and prior to this he has held a number of senior financial roles within Unilever, including Head of M&A, Head of Treasury, Pensions and Tax and Chief Financial Officer of Unilever Indonesia. Prior to his current role Pitkethly was the Senior Vice President Finance of the Global Markets Operation. He brings considerable internal and external experience to the role having spent the earlier part of his career in senior corporate finance roles.

Antoine de Saint-Affrique

Mr. Antoine Bernard de Saint-Affrique serves as President - Foods of Unilever PLC. He was Executive Vice-President Skin category. Executive Vice-President Unilever Central & Eastern Europe. He is Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur de la France. Non-executive director, Essilor International.

Kevin Havelock

Mr. Kevin Havelock serves as President - Refreshment of Unilever PLC. He Joined Unilever 1985. Previously, Chairman, Unilever Arabia and President Unilever USA.

Alan Jope

Mr. Alan Jope serves as President, Personal Care of Unilever PLC. He Joined Unilever 1985. He was Chairman of Unilever Greater China. Global Category Leader for SCC and Dressings. Chief Operating Officer and subsequently President of Unilever’s combined Home and Personal Care business in North America.

Kees Kruythoff

Mr. Kees Kruythoff serves as President, North America of Unilever PLC. He was Executive Vice-President Brazil 2008. Chairman of Unilever Foods South Africa 2004. Member of the board of Unilever Bestfoods Asia 2002. He is Member of the Worldwide board of directors, Enactus. Board member, USA Grocery Manufacturing Association. Board member of the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

Jan Zijderveld

Mr. Jan Zijderveld serves as President, Europe of Unilever PLC. He was Executive Vice-President South East Asia and Australasia. Chairman of Unilever Middle East North Africa. Chairman of Nordic ice cream business . He is Board member, AIM, FoodDrinkEurope, Pepsi/Unilever Lipton JV. Board member and co-chair, ECR Europe (Efficient Consumer Response.

Douglas Baillie

Mr. Douglas Anderson Baillie serves as Chief Human Resource Officer of Unilever PLC. He was Chief executive officer Hindustan Unilever Limited; Group Vice-President South Asia 2006; Group Vice-President, Africa, Middle East & Turkey 2005. He is Board member, Synergos.

Keith Weed

Mr. Keith Weed serves as Chief Marketing and Communication Officer of Unilever PLC. He was Executive Vice-President for Global Home Care & Hygiene; Chairman of Lever Fabergé; SVP Hair and Oral Care. He is Non-executive director, Sun Products Corporation. Board member, Business in the Community International Board, World Economic Forum Consumer Industry Board.

David Blanchard

Mr. David Blanchard serves as Chief Category R&D Officer of Unilever PLC. He was Senior Vice-President for Unilever Research & Development. Chairman of Unilever Canada Inc. SVP Marketing Operations Foods America. VP R&D for Global Dressings. Director of Product Development for Margarine and Spreads.

Pier Sigismondi

Mr. Pier Luigi Sigismondi serves as Chief Supply Chain Officer of Unilever PLC. He was Vice-President of Operations and R&D, Nestlé Mexico. Nestlé S.A. 2002 - 2005. Vice-President of Operations for A T Kearney. He is Independent supervisory board member, Rexel.

Ritva Sotamaa

Ms. Ritva Sotamaa serves as Chief Legal Officer of Unilever PLC. She was General Counsel for Siemens AG, Siemens Healthcare. Various posts at General Electric Company, GE Healthcare (the most recent being General Counsel, GE Healthcare Systems). General Counsel, Instrumentarium Corporation.

Tonia Lovell

Nils Andersen

Mr. Nils Andersen is the Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr Andersen has been Group Chief Executive Officer of A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S since 2007. He was Executive Vice President of Carlsberg A/S and Carlsberg Breweries A/S from 1999-2001, becoming President, Chief Executive Officer from 2001-2007. He has previously worked for Inditex, de Danske Sukkerfabrikker, Tuborg International, Union Cervecera, Hannen Brauerei and Hero Group. Mr Andersen is currently Chairman of Dansk Supermarked Group, Vice-Chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists and a member of the Committee on Business Policies, Confederation of Danish Industry.

Laura Cha

Ms. Laura Cha is Non-Executive Director of Unilever PLC .She is Independent non-executive director, HSBC Holdings plc and China Telecom Corporation Limited. Non-executive deputy chairman, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. Senior international advisor, Foundation Asset Management AB. She was Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong. China Securities Regulatory Commission.

Vittorio Colao

Mr. Vittorio Colao has Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective on April 2015. He has been appointed as a member of the Vodafone Board since 2006, and Chief Executive since 2008. He joined Omnitel Pronto Italia in 1996, which subsequently became Vodafone Italy, and he was appointed Chief Executive in 1999. He was appointed regional Chief Executive Officer, Southern Europe for Vodafone Group Plc in 2001, became a member of the Board in 2002 and appointed to the role of Regional Chief Executive Officer for Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa for Vodafone in 2003. In 2004 Mr Colao left Vodafone to join RCS MediaGroup, the leading Italian publishing company, where he was Chief Executive until he rejoined Vodafone as CEO, Europe and Deputy Chief Executive in 2006. Mr Colao sits on the International Advisory Board of Bocconi University, Italy, on the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Harvard Business School and is a Vice-Chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists.

Judith Hartmann

Dr. Judith Hartmann is the Non-Executive Director of the Company. She joined ENGIE, formerly known as GDF SUEZ, as a special adviser to the CEO and Chairman in February 2015, and became Chief Financial Officer of ENGIE, on 16 March 2015. Judith became a Non-Executive Director of Suez Environment in July 2015. She was Chief Financial Officer of the international media and services corporation Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA from 2012-2015. Prior to that, she had been at General Electric since 2000, where she had a number of CFO roles including CFO Global Service, GE Healthcare Clinical Systems, CFO GE Water Europe, Middle East & Africa, CFO GE Healthcare Latin America and CFO GE Germany. Her earlier career included financial positions in The Walt Disney Company and Transport Canada. Judith has recently been a Non-Executive Director of RTL Group, Penguin Random House and Gruner + Jahr GmbH & Co KG.

Mary Ma

Ms. Mary Ma is Non-Executive Director of Unilever PLC. She is Chairman, Boyu Capital. Independent non-executive director, Lenovo Group Limited. Non-executive director, Wumart Stores; Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong; Stelux Holdings International Limited. She was Non-executive director, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited. Partner, TPG Capital. Co-chairman, TPG China.

John Rishton

Mr. John Rishton is Non-Executive Director of Unilever PLC. He is Chief executive officer, Rolls-Royce Holdings plc . He was Chief executive officer, president and chief financial officer, Royal Ahold N.V. Non-executive director, ICA AB and Allied Domecq plc. Chief financial officer, British Airways plc.

Feike Sijbesma

Mr. Feike Sijbesma is Non-Executive Director of Unilever PLC. Key areas of experience are ; Finance, consumer, science & technology Current external appointments: Royal DSM N.V. (CEO and Chairman); De Nederlandsche Bank (Member); CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Council) (Board member) Previous relevant experience: Supervisory board of DSM Netherlands (Chairman); Dutch Genomics Initiative (NGI) (Member); University Utrecht (Board member); Dutch Cancer Institute (NKI/AVL) (Board member).

Louise Fresco

Ms. Louise O. Fresco serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Unilever PLC. She is Professor of international development and sustainability, University of Amsterdam. Supervisory director, RABO Bank. Member, Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands. She was Assistant director-general for agriculture, Agriculture Department of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation.