Unilever chose UK for headquarters, will merge Unilever PLC and Unilever NV
The Board considers unification under Unilever PLC as the best practical option to achieve this goal. This will be implemented through a cross-border merger between Unilever PLC and Unilever NV. Unilever NV shareholders will receive one new Unilever PLC share in exchange for each Unilever NV share held.
The proposed changes do not impact the underlying economic interests of any shareholder and, for the first time, investors will share exactly the same legal, ownership, dividend, governance and capital distribution rights in a single parent company. The Board expects Unilever to retain indexation in both the AEX and the FTSE UK Index Series.
Following the move to a single parent legal structure, Unilever’s strong presence in both The Netherlands and the United Kingdom will remain unchanged. There will be no change to the operations, locations, activities or staffing levels in either the United Kingdom or The Netherlands as a result of unification.
There will also be no changes to the manufacture and supply of Unilever products in The Netherlands and the United Kingdom as a result of unification. ■