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Wednesday 04 October, 2000

Unilever PLC

Bestfoods Completion

Unilever PLC
Unilever NV
4 October 2000


UNILEVER COMPLETES BESTFOODS ACQUISITION

Unilever is pleased to announce that, with all conditions having been
satisfied, the acquisition of Bestfoods has today been completed.


 
UNILEVER MANDATES SYNDICATE OF LEAD BANKS 
FOR GLOBAL DEBT ISSUE 
 
 
Unilever has mandated Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, UBS Warburg as joint leads
and bookrunners on a US$7.0 bn multi-tranche Global US$ issue. The debt
securities will be offered by Unilever and represent refinancing of
Commercial Paper raised for settlement of the payment for the shares of
Bestfoods Inc. Roadshows will take place in Europe and the US and the launch
will be subject to market conditions. Co-lead managers will be ABN AMRO, BNP
Paribas, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, IBJ and Citibank.
 
A written prospectus relating to this offering can be obtained at no cost, by
writing, faxing or telephoning:
 
Group Treasurer                         Vice President-Finance
Unilever                                Unilever United States, Inc.
Weena 455                               390 Park Avenue
3000 DK Rotterdam, Netherlands          New York, New York 10022
Tel:     31 10-2174271                  Tel: (212) 418-8829
Fax:     31 10-2174650                  Fax: (212) 688-3411
 

                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                          

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