Final Offer Results -Unilever NV Preference Shares

Released : 03/11/2017 07:00

RNS Number : 4610V
Unilever PLC
03 November 2017
 

 

FINAL OFFER RESULTS

 

99% OF ALL UNILEVER N.V. PREFERENCE SHARES TENDERED AFTER POST-ACCEPTANCE PERIOD

 

·    SETTLEMENT OF THE SHARES TENDERED IN THE POST-ACCEPTANCE PERIOD WILL TAKE PLACE  TODAY

·    FOLLOWING SETTLEMENT, UNILEVER PLC WILL HOLD 99% OF THE Issued and outstanding 6% and 7% Preference SHARES

·    STATUTORY BUY-OUT PROCEEDINGS WILL BE INITIATED FOLLOWING SETTLEMENT OF THE POST-acceptance period

 

Acceptance during Post-Acceptance Period

Type of Preference Share

Offer Price (cum dividend) (EUR)

Number and percentage of issued Preference Shares tendered during Post-Acceptance Period

Aggregate number and percentage of issued and outstanding Preference Shares tendered under the Offer

6% Preference Subshares

307.80

5,543

0.34%

1,229,770

99.67%

7% Preference Shares

7% Preference (whole) Shares

3,262

20

 

 

0.53%

 

53

 

99.44%

7% Preference Subshares

Depositary Receipts

326.20

1,326

23,873

7% preference subshares for which no depositary receipts are issued

-

188,780

Settlement

Statutory buy-out proceedings

Further information

This announcement contains selected, condensed information regarding the Offer and does not replace the Offer Memorandum and/or the position statement of Unilever N.V. dated 11 October 2017 (the "Position Statement"). Shareholders are advised to review the Offer Memorandum and Position Statement in detail and to seek independent advice where appropriate to reach a balanced judgment in respect of the Offer.

 

The Offer Memorandum and Position Statement are available for downloading on the website of Unilever (www.unilever.com/investor-relations/unilever-shares/about-shares/). Copies thereof are also available free of charge via Unilever N.V., the Exchange Agent and the Administrative Tender Agent:

 

Exchange Agent

 

ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

Corporate Broking (HQ7050)

Gustav Mahlerlaan 10

1082 PP Amsterdam

The Netherlands

corporate.broking@nl.abnamro.com

+31 (0)20 344 2000

Administrative Tender Agent

 

SGG Financial Services B.V.

Hoogoorddreef 15

1101 BA Amsterdam

The Netherlands

 

registerunilever@sgggroup.com

+31 (0)20 5222 555

Unilever N.V.

 

Weena 455

3013 AL Rotterdam

The Netherlands

 

 

shareholder.services@unilever.com

+44 (0)20 7822 5500

 

 

Notice to U.S. holders of Preference Shares

The Offer is being made in reliance on the exemption from certain requirements of Rule 13e-4 under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 provided by Rule 13e-4(h)(8) thereunder, and otherwise in accordance with the requirements of U.S. and Dutch law. Accordingly, the Offer is subject to Dutch disclosure and other procedural requirements, including, with respect to the offer timetable, extensions of the acceptance period and timing of payments that are different from those applicable under U.S. tender offer procedures and laws. U.S. investors are therefore advised to review the Offer Memorandum and the Position Statement in detail and to seek independent advice where appropriate. The Offer Memorandum and the Position Statement were furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Form CB on 11 October 2017.

 

 

Unilever contacts

For more information, please contact:

 

Louise Phillips

Senior Global Media Relations Manager

+44 7825 049 151

Louise.Phillips@unilever.com

Fleur van Bruggen

Communications Director Unilever Benelux

+31 (0)6 1500 8293

Fleur-van.Bruggen@unilever.com

 

 

 

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This is a joint press release by Unilever Corporate Holdings Nederland B.V., Unilever PLC and Unilever N.V. pursuant to the provisions of Section 17 Paragraph 4 of the Decree in connection with the recommended public offer by Unilever Corporate Holdings Nederland B.V. for all Preference Shares in the capital of Unilever N.V. This announcement does not constitute an offer, or any solicitation of any offer, to buy or subscribe for any securities in Unilever N.V. Any offer will be made only by means of an offer memorandum specifically published for this purpose on the terms and conditions set forth therein, and subject to the applicable rules and regulations in the Netherlands. This announcement is not for release, publication or distribution, in whole or in part, in or into, directly or indirectly, any jurisdiction in which such release, publication or distribution would be unlawful.

 

The distribution of this press release may in some countries be restricted by law or regulation. Accordingly, persons who come into possession of this document should inform themselves of and observe these restrictions. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Unilever disclaims any responsibility or liability for the violation of any such restrictions by any person. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of that jurisdiction. Neither Unilever, nor any of their advisors assumes any responsibility for any violation by any person of any of these restrictions. Any holder of Preference Shares in Unilever N.V. who is in any doubt as to his position should consult an appropriate professional advisor without delay.

 

Cautionary Statement regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement may contain forward-looking statements. Words such as 'will', 'intends', or the negative of these terms and other similar expressions and their negatives, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations and assumptions. They are not historical facts, nor are they guarantees of future performance.

 

These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this announcement. Except as required by any applicable law or regulation, the Unilever Group expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Unilever Group's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. Further details of potential risks and uncertainties affecting the Unilever Group are described in Unilever the Group's filings with the London Stock Exchange, Euronext Amsterdam and the US Securities and Exchange Commission, including in the Annual Report on Form 20-F 2016 and the Unilever Annual Report and Accounts 2016.


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