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LONDON, March 14 (Reuters) - Unilever CEO Paul Polman said there should be a level playing field for companies facing takeover bids such as Kraft Heinz's failed $143 billion attempt to buy the Anglo-Dutch company, the FT reported on Tuesday.
"We're not talking about protection; we are saying that when you have a situation like this, with a national champion, there should be a level playing field," the FT quoted Polman as saying.
The U.S. company walked away from a fight with Unilever last month, just two days after its $143 billion bid - and Unilever's rejection - was made public. (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Paul Sandle)