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Unilever verkoopt Slim-Fast aan Kainos Capital

Unilever heeft bekendgemaakt dat zij haar merk Slim-Fast heeft verkocht aan Kainos Capital. Unilever behoudt een minderheidsbelang. (Bericht alleen uitgegeven in het Engels.)

Unilever sells slim-fast to kainos capital

London & Rotterdam – July 10, 2014 – Unilever today announced that it has sold its Slim-Fast brand to Kainos Capital. Unilever will retain a minority stake in the business. The transaction includes the Slim-Fast trademark and the global Slim-Fast business portfolio. Slim-Fast is sold throughout North America and in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Terms of the transaction, which was also completed today, were not disclosed.

Kees Kruythoff, president of Unilever North America, said: "The Slim-Fast sale is the last step in the portfolio reshaping that we had planned for North America. This transaction, along with previously announced divestitures, will give us the focus to drive growth behind our core portfolio."

Unilever Media contacts

Unilever PLC (London): Lucila Zambrano +44 207 822 6719 or

Press-Office.London@unilever.com

Unilever NV (Rotterdam): Marc Potma +31 (0)10 217 4844 or
mediarelations.rotterdam@unilever.com

Unilever North America (Englewood Cliffs, NJ): Anita Larsen +1 201-894-7760 or
MediaRelations.USA@unilever.com

About Unilever

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries. We work with 174,000 colleagues around the world and generated annual sales of €49.8 billion in 2013. Over half of our company’s footprint is in the faster growing developing and emerging markets (57% in 2013).

Working to create a better future every day, we help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. Our portfolio includes some of the world’s best known brands, 14 of which - Knorr, Persil / Omo, Dove, Sunsilk, Hellmann’s, Surf, Lipton, Rexona / Sure, Wall’s ice cream, Lux, Flora / Becel, Rama / Blue Band, Magnum and Axe / Lynx - now generate a turnover of €1 billion or more.

Our ambition is to double the size of our business, whilst reducing our overall environmental footprint (including sourcing, consumer use and disposal) and increasing our positive social impact. We are committed to helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being, sourcing all our agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020, and decoupling our growth from our environmental impact. Supporting our three big goals, we have defined nine commitments, underpinned by targets encompassing social, environmental and economic areas. See more on the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan at www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/

Unilever has been recognised in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes for 14 consecutive years. We are included in the FTSE4Good Index Series and attained a top environmental score of 5, leading to inclusion in the FTSE4Good Environmental Leaders Europe 40 Index. Unilever has been named sector leader of the CDP’s Forests programme for three consecutive years, and in 2014 led the list of Global Corporate Sustainability Leaders in the GlobeScan/SustainAbility annual survey - for the fourth year running. Unilever was named LinkedIn’s third most sought-after employer worldwide in 2013.

For more information about Unilever and its brands, please visit www.unilever.com

About Kainos Capital

Kainos Capital is a middle market private equity firm with an exclusive focus on the food and consumer sector. The Kainos team has extensive investment and operating experience in the industry, having invested more than $2 billion of equity in more than 40 transactions with a total transaction value in excess of $7 billion. The firm’s strategy is to build a diversified portfolio of growing and strategically relevant food and consumer businesses that trade buyers would like to acquire. For more information, visit Kainos Capital’s website at www.kainoscapital.com

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Belgium

T: +32 (0) 2 333 6666

Unilever-Belgium.External-Relations@unilever.com

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