Unilever plc

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Unilever share price: Group to buy Dutch preference shares

Unilever share price: Group to buy Dutch preference shares

Move comes amid calls for consumer goods giant to simplify structure

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About Unilever plc

Unilever Plc (LON:ULVR) is an Anglo–Dutch multinational consumer goods company. It is the world's largest manufacturer of ice cream and the world's third-largest consumer goods company measured by 2011 revenues. The company grew out of a merger in 1930 between Dutch margarine company Margarine Unie and British soapmaker Lever Brothers.
Unilever has corporate offices in London, United Kingdom, and Rotterdam, Netherlands, and operates in 100 countries in three geographic regions: Asia, Africa and Central and Eastern Europe (Asia Africa CEE), the Americas and Western Europe.
The company’s four product areas are Personal Care, Foods, Refreshment and Home Care. It owns over 400 brands, including Axe/Lynx, Aviance, Dove, Ben & Jerry's, Heartbrand, Flora/Becel, Knorr, Hellmann's, Lux/Radox, Lipton, Rexona/Sure, Omo/Surf, Sunsilk, TRESemmé, Toni & Guy, PG Tips, Wall's and VO5.
In 2012, the company acquired the remaining 18 percent of the outstanding share capital in Concern Kalina, a local personal care company in Russia and sold its North America frozen meals business to ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Unilever is a dual-listed company consisting of Unilever N.V., based in Rotterdam, and Unilever PLC, based in London. Unilever PLC has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Unilever N.V. has a primary listing on Euronext Amsterdam and is a constituent of the AEX index. Both companies have secondary listings on the New York Stock Exchange.

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