Unilever verkoopt pastamerk Royal in de Filippijnen

Unilever heeft aangekondigd dat zij is overeengekomen haar pastamerk Royal in de Filippijnen te verkopen aan RFM Corporation voor US$ 47,8 miljoen. (Bericht alleen uitgegeven in het Engels.)

Unilever sells its royal pasta brand in the Philippines

London/Rotterdam/Manila, January 16, 2014. Unilever today announced that it has agreed to sell its Royal pasta brand in the Philippines to RFM Corporation, one of the biggest diversified food and beverage companies in the Philippines for US$47.8 million.

Rohit Jawa, Chairman and CEO of Unilever Philippines, said "Royal pasta is a high quality brand which I am confident will do well under RFM's experienced management. We continually review our portfolio of brands and Unilever's decision to divest the Royal brand is in line with our global strategy to focus on our core businesses."

The transaction does not include any of Unilever's facilities or employees in the Philippines.

For further media information contact

Liza Vengco
Communications Manager, Unilever Philippines, Inc.
1351 United nations Avenue
Manila - Philippines
+632 588 7342 / +63 908 880 5776
Liza.vengco@unilever.com

Lucila Zambrano
Global Media Relations Director
+44 20 7822 5354 / +44 7825 273767
Lucila.zambrano@unilever.com

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