LISTING AND FIRST DAY OF TRADING FOR UNILEVER PLC SHARES ON EURONEXT.
Euronext today congratulates Unilever on the new listing of Unilever PLC shares on Euronext's regulated market in Amsterdam (ticker code: UNA).
The listing follows the unification of Unilever's corporate structure, through which the previous dual parent company structure has been simplified to a single parent company, Unilever PLC.
Following the admission of Unilever PLC shares, the new listing of Unilever PLC consists of 2,629,243,772 ordinary shares with a reference price of EUR50.26 each, representing a total market capitalisation of EUR132,145,791,981. Unilever PLC will replace the shares of Unilever N.V., listed on the Amsterdam market since 1930, in the AEX-family.
The decision by Unilever to dual list the shares of Unilever PLC on Euronext Amsterdam underlines the attractiveness and relevance of the European capital market, and the access Euronext provides to the global investor community.
Alan Jope, CEO of Unilever, said: 'Today is an important day for Unilever. The completion of the unification of Unilever's dual headed legal structure gives us greater flexibility for strategic portfolio change, removes complexity and further improves governance. These benefits have been fully recognised by shareholders of both Unilever NV and Unilever PLC, who both voted overwhelmingly in favour of our plans. I am very pleased that - as of this morning - Unilever PLC shares have been admitted to listing and trading on Euronext in Amsterdam and will continue to be included in the AEX Index. I look forward to continuing our longstanding relationship with Euronext.'
Caption: Nils Andersen, Chairman of Unilever, and Alan Jope, CEO of Unilever, were present this morning during the virtual gong ceremony to celebrate the listing of Unilever PLC on Euronext Amsterdam.
About Unilever Unilever is one of the world's leading suppliers of Beauty & Personal Care, Home Care, and Foods & Refreshment products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2.5 billion consumers a day. It has 150,000 employees and generated sales of EUR52 billion in 2019. Over half of the company's footprint is in developing and emerging markets. Unilever has around 400 brands found in homes all over the world, including Dove, Knorr, Dirt Is Good, Rexona, Hellmann's, Lipton, Wall's, Lux, Magnum, Axe, Sunsilk and Surf.
Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) underpins the company's strategy and commits to:
Helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being by 2020.
Halving the environmental impact of our products by 2030.
Enhancing the livelihoods of millions of people by 2020.
The USLP creates value by driving growth and trust, eliminating costs and reducing risks. The company's sustainable living brands delivered 78% of total growth and 75% of turnover in 2019.
Since 2010 we have been taking action through the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan to help more than a billion people improve their health and well-being, halve our environmental footprint and enhance the livelihoods of millions of people as we grow our business. We have made significant progress and continue to expand our ambition - in 2019 committing to ensure 100% of our plastic packaging is fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. While there is still more to do, we are proud to have been recognised in 2019 as sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and in 2020 - for the tenth consecutive year - as the top ranked company in the GlobeScan/SustainAbility Sustainability Leaders survey.
For more information about Unilever and its brands, please visit www.unilever.com
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