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Unilever PLC (ULVR.L)

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26 Apr 2018
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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

Unilever CFO comments on outlook, pricing
Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 

April 19 (Reuters) - Unilever PLC ::UNILEVER CFO SAYS SEES MARKETS GROWING JUST BELOW 3 PERCENT.UNILEVER CFO SAYS WEAK PRICING WAS EXPECTED, AND DUE TO DIFFICULTIES IN BRAZIL, NORTH AMERICA AND UK.UNILEVER CFO SAYS BLUEAIR HAS SEEN SLOWDOWN IN CHINA AFTER GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS AROUND AIR POLLUTION.UNILEVER EXEC SAYS AT CURRENT SPOT RATES CURRENCY WOULD HAVE A NEGATIVE 6-7 PERCENT IMPACT ON ANNUAL TURNOVER, SLIGHTLY MORE ON EPS.UNILEVER EXEC SAYS PRICING IN BRAZIL SHOULD PICK UP THIS YEAR.UNILEVER CFO SAYS FIRST HALF SALES GROWTH TO BE TOWARD LOWER END OF 3-5 PERCENT FULL YEAR TARGET RANGE.UNILEVER CFO SAYS 2018 CONSENSUS LOOKS STRETCHING BUT ACHIEVABLE.UNILEVER CFO SAYS A LITTLE MORE CONSERVATIVE ON Q2, DUE TO CONTINUED IMPACT FROM SPREADS AND GST IN INDIA, AND SLOWER START TO ICE CREAM SEASON.UNILEVER CFO SAYS GROSS MARGIN SHOULD EXPAND THIS YEAR.UNILEVER CFO SAYS US FREIGHT COSTS EXPECTED TO GO UP AT A HIGH SINGLE-DIGIT TO HIGH TEENS RATE IN THE MARKET.UNILEVER CFO SAYS HAS SEVERAL LEVERS IN PLACE TO MITIGATE HIGHER FREIGHT COSTS, SUCH AS SAVINGS PROGRAMS.  Full Article

Unilever CFO confident shareholders support Dutch HQ move
Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 

April 19 (Reuters) - Unilever PLC ::INTERVIEW - UNILEVER CFO SAYS BALANCE OF VOLUME AND PRICE TO IMPROVE IN BACK HALF OF YEAR.INTERVIEW - UNILEVER CFO SAYS PRICING DIFFICULTIES FOCUSED AROUND BRAZIL, INDONESIA, INDIA AND UK.INTERVIEW - UNILEVER CFO SAYS CONFIDENT OF SHAREHOLDER SUPPORT OF DECISION TO MOVE HQ TO ROTTERDAM.INTERVIEW - UNILEVER CFO SAYS NEW SHARE BUYBACK A RESULT OF SPREADS DIVESTITURE.UNILEVER CFO SAYS PREMIUM LISTING ON LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE TO BE UNCHANGED, SMALL PROPORTION OF UK INVESTORS MAY BE AFFECTED.UNILEVER CFO SAYS "HAS ENGAGED WIDELY WITH ALL INVESTORS" AND EVEN THOUGH 1 OR 2 NEGATIVELY IMPACTED, MOST SUPPORT DECISION.UNILEVER CFO SAYS "WOULD BE DELIGHTED" TO BE INCLUDED IN ALL INDECES, BUT NOT THE COMPANY'S DECISION.  Full Article

Unilever And PT Perkebunan Nusantara Signs A Memorandum Of Understanding
Thursday, 25 Jan 2018 

Jan 25 (Reuters) - UNILEVER NV ::AND PT PERKEBUNAN NUSANTARA (PTPN) SIGNED A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU).MOU TO ACCELERATE PRODUCTION OF SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL IN INDONESIA‍​.  Full Article

Unilever To Acquire Schmidt’s Naturals
Thursday, 14 Dec 2017 

Dec 14 (Reuters) - Unilever Plc ::UNILEVER TO ACQUIRE SCHMIDT’S NATURALS.SAYS TERMS OF TRANSACTION WERE NOT DISCLOSED​.  Full Article

Unilever CFO stands by targets
Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Unilever Plc ::UNILEVER CFO SAYS SEES 6 BILLION EUROS IN SAVINGS TO 2019, REINVESTING 4 BILLION OF THAT.UNILEVER CFO SAYS 5 BILLION EURO BUYBACK VIRTUALLY COMPLETE, NET DEBT TO EBITDA ON WAY TO 2 TIMES BY YEAR-END.UNILEVER CFO SAYS EXPECTS UNDERLYING OPERATING MARGIN GROWTH OF AT LEAST 100 BP IN '17, ON TRACK FOR 20 PERCENT MARGIN BY 2020.UNILEVER CFO SAYS "VERY HAPPY" WITH HOW SPREADS PROCESS IS PROGRESSING.UNILEVER CFO SAYS PACE AND VELOCITY OF PORTFOLIO CHANGE THROUGH M&A HAS INCREASED.UNILEVER CFO SAYS COMBINED IMPACT OF 19 ACQUISITIONS SINCE 2015, PLUS SPREADS DISPOSAL AND DIVESTITURES ADDS 1 PERCENT GROWTH TO SALES.  Full Article

Unilever personal care chief sees return to 4 pct-plus growth "soon"
Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Unilever Plc ::UNILEVER HEAD OF PERSONAL CARE BUSINESS SAYS "REMAINS UNSATISFIED" WITH SALES AND IS "DETERMINED AND CONFIDENT" THAT CO WILL SOON BE GROWING ABOVE 4 PERCENT.UNILEVER HEAD OF PERSONAL CARE BUSINESS SAYS TO LAUNCH DOVE DERMA SERIES, PRESCRIPTION STRENGTH PRODUCTS FOR SKIN CONDITIONS.UNILEVER HEAD OF PERSONAL CARE BUSINESS SAYS ON TRACK FOR 1 BILLION EURO AMBITION FOR PRESTIGE BUSINSS.UNILEVER HEAD OF PERSONAL CARE BUSINESS SAYS E-COMMERCE WILL ACCOUNT FOR MORE THAN 10 PERCENT OF PERSONAL CARE BUSINESS BY 2021, UP FROM 4 PERCENT NOW.UNILEVER HEAD OF PERSONAL CARE BUSINESS SAYS HEALTH AND BEAUTY, E-COMMERCE CHANNELS TO ACCOUNT FOR 70 PERCENT OF GROWTH OVER NEXT 3,4 YEARS.UNILEVER HEAD OF PERSONAL CARE BUSINESS SAYS HAS LAUNCHED SKINSEI IN BETA, A PERSONALIZED, DIRECT TO CONSUMER SKINCARE REGIMEN.UNILEVER HEAD OF PERSONAL CARE BUSINESS SAYS LAUNCHING LOVE BEAUTY AND PLANET BRAND.UNILEVER HEAD OF PERSONAL CARE BUSINESS SAYS 4 NEW ORGANIC BRAND LAUNCHES IN 2017.UNILEVER HEAD OF PERSONAL CARE BUSINESS SAYS SLOWDOWN DUE TO MARKET SLOWDOWN, WEAKNESS IN INDONESIA AND BRAZIL AND STEP-UP OF LOCAL COMPETITION.UNILEVER HEAD OF PERSONAL CARE BUSINESS SAYS FIRST TWO ISSUES TEMPORARY, BUT LOCAL COMPETITION IS LONG-TERM PHENOMENON.UNILEVER HEAD OF PERSONAL CARE BUSINESS DECLINES TO SAY WHEN BUSINESS WILL RETURN TO GROWTH ABOVE 4 PERCENT BUT CONFIDENT IT WILL BE "SOON".  Full Article

Unilever Nv Outlook For 2017 Is Reconfirmed‍​
Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 

Nov 28 (Reuters) - Unilever Nv ::OUTLOOK FOR 2017 IS RECONFIRMED‍​.SEES STRONG CASH FLOW DELIVERY‍​.CONNECTED 4 GROWTH IS EXPECTED TO DELIVER GROWTH AHEAD OF OUR MARKETS‍​.EXPECT UNDERLYING SALES GROWTH WITHIN THE 3 TO 5% RANGE.SEES IMPROVEMENT IN UNDERLYING OPERATING MARGIN OF AT LEAST 100 BASIS POINTS IN 2017.  Full Article

Unilever Continues To Expect 2017 Underlying Sales Growth of 3-5 pct
Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 

Nov 28 (Reuters) - Unilever Plc ::‍UPDATE ON UNILEVER'S 2020 PROGRAMME TO ACCELERATE SUSTAINABLE SHAREHOLDER VALUE CREATION​.SAYS ‍OUTLOOK FOR 2017 IS RECONFIRMED​.‍CONTINUE TO EXPECT UNDERLYING SALES GROWTH WITHIN 3 TO 5% RANGE​.‍BOARD IS CONDUCTING A REVIEW OF DUAL-HEADED LEGAL STRUCTURE​.‍BOARD CONSIDERS THAT UNIFICATION WITH A SINGLE SHARE CLASS WOULD BE IN BEST INTERESTS OF UNILEVER​.SAYS ‍REVIEW BY BOARD IS CONTINUING AND OUTCOME WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE​.‍CONNECTED 4 GROWTH EXPECTED TO DELIVER GROWTH AHEAD OF MARKETS, EXPECTED TO TRANSLATE TO UNDERLYING SALES GROWTH OF 3-5% PER YEAR BETWEEN NOW-2020​.INTENDS TO ‍TERMINATE N.V. PREFERENCE SHARES​.INTENDS TO ‍CONTINUE TO APPLY BOTH UK AND DUTCH CORPORATE GOVERNANCE CODES​.‍WHATEVER OUTCOME, UPON ANY UNIFICATION, BOARD INTENDS TO, MAINTAIN LISTINGS IN NETHERLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM AND UNITED STATES​.‍EXIT FROM CO'S SPREADS BUSINESS VIA SALE OR DE-MERGER REMAINS FULLY ON TRACK​.  Full Article

Unilever says to buy U.S-based Sundial Brands
Monday, 27 Nov 2017 

Nov 27 (Reuters) - Unilever Plc ::UNILEVER TO ACQUIRE SUNDIAL BRANDS.UNILEVER TO ACQUIRE SUNDIAL BRANDS.‍TO ACQUIRE SUNDIAL BRANDS, A NEW YORK-BASED PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS COMPANY​.‍SUNDIAL BRANDS WILL OPERATE AS A STANDALONE UNIT WITHIN UNILEVER​.‍SUNDIAL'S FOUNDER, RICHELIEU DENNIS, WILL CONTINUE TO LEAD BUSINESS AS CEO AND EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN​.‍TERMS OF TRANSACTION WERE NOT DISCLOSED. SUBJECT TO REGULATORY APPROVAL, TRANSACTION IS EXPECTED TO CLOSE IN QUARTER ONE 2018​.  Full Article

Unilever Plc says ‍99 pct of all Unilever N.V. preference shares tendered after post-acceptance period​
Friday, 3 Nov 2017 

Nov 3 (Reuters) - UNILEVER PLC :‍99% OF ALL UNILEVER N.V. PREFERENCE SHARES TENDERED AFTER POST-ACCEPTANCE PERIOD​.‍FOLLOWING SETTLEMENT, UNILEVER PLC WILL HOLD 99% OF ISSUED AND OUTSTANDING 6% AND 7% PREFERENCE SHARES​.‍STATUTORY BUY-OUT PROCEEDINGS WILL BE INITIATED FOLLOWING SETTLEMENT OF POST-ACCEPTANCE PERIOD​.  Full Article

Dutch PM Rutte survives censure vote over dividend tax row

AMSTERDAM, April 26 Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte survived a censure vote in the early hours of Thursday called by lawmakers who believe he withheld information about how his Cabinet reached an unpopular decision to scrap a tax on dividends.