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Unilever rondt verkoop Noord-Amerikaanse activiteiten in diepvriesmaaltijden af

Unilever heeft de verkoop afgerond van haar activiteiten op het gebied van diepvriesmaaltijden in Noord-Amerika aan ConAgra Foods, Inc. (Bericht alleen uitgegeven in het Engels.)

Unilever Completes Sale of Frozen Meals Portfolio in North America

London & Rotterdam – Aug. 20 2012 –Unilever today announced that it has completed the sale of its North America frozen meals business, conducted under the Bertolli and P.F. Chang’s brand names, to ConAgra Foods, Inc., for total cash consideration of $267 million, subject to adjustment.

Under the terms of the transaction, Unilever licensed the Bertolli brand name to ConAgra Foods for use in the frozen meals business and transferred its existing license with P.F. Chang’s for use of the P.F. Chang’s Home Menubrand name. Unilever will retain the Bertolli trademark and continue manufacturing Bertolli pasta sauce at its Owensboro, Ky., facility.

For further information, please contact

Jeff Graubard, Unilever US Media Relations,
201-894-7760, MediaRelations.USA@unilever.com

Unilever London office: Trevor Gorin + 44 207 822 6010

Unilever Rotterdam office: Flip Dotsch +31 10 2173715

About Unilever North America

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods with strong operations in more than 100 countries and sales in 190. With products that are used over two billion times a day around the world, we work to create a better future every day and help people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services that are good for them and good for others. 

In the United States and Canada the portfolio includes brand icons such as: Axe, Becel, Ben & Jerry’s, Bertolli, Breyers, Caress, Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, Consort For Men, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care products, fds, Good Humor, Hellmann’s, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Just for Me!, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Magnum, Motions, Nexxus, Noxzema, Pond’s, Popsicle, Promise, Q-tips, Ragu, Simple, Skippy, Slim-Fast, Soft & Beautiful, St. Ives, Suave, tcb, TIGI, TRESemmé, Vaseline, and Wish-Bone.All of the preceding brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies.

Dedicated to serving consumers and the communities where we live, work and play, Unilever employs more than 13,000 people across North America –generating over $9 billion in sales in 2011. For more information visit www.unileverusa.com or www.unilever.ca

About ConAgra Foods, Inc.

ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG), is one of North America's leading food companies, with brands in 97 percent of America’s households. Consumers find Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Hebrew National, Hunt’s, Marie Callender’s, Orville Redenbacher’s, PAM, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip, Slim Jim, Snack Pack and many other ConAgra Foods brands in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise and club stores. ConAgra Foods also has a strong business-to-business presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers. For more information, please visit us at http://www.conagrafoods.com

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+31(0)10 217 4844 (na 17.30 +31(0)10 2174000)
mediarelations.rotterdam@Unilever.com

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