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Vergadering aandeelhouders Unilever keurt alle besluiten goed

Tijdens de jaarlijkse algemene aandeelhoudersvergadering van Unilever N.V. op 14 mei 2014 in Rotterdam hebben de aandeelhouders alle voorgestelde besluiten goedgekeurd. (Bericht alleen uitgegeven in het Engels.)

Unilever N.V

Annual general meeting rotterdam, 14 may 2014

All resolutions approved

Rotterdam, 14 May 2014.- Unilever N.V. shareholders today approved all resolutions put to the annual general meeting in Rotterdam. Voting was by poll on each resolution and the results are set out below.

Board appointments

Paul Polman, Jean-Marc Huët, Laura Cha, Louise Fresco, Ann Fudge, Byron Grote, Mary Ma, Hixonia Nyasulu, The Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP, John Rishton, Kees Storm, Michael Treschow and Paul Walsh.

Charles Golden did not offer himself for re-appointment and will retire as a Non-Executive Director at the close of the Unilever PLC annual general meeting.

Feike Sijbesma was proposed for appointment as non-executive director for the first time and was duly appointed by the shareholders of Unilever N.V. to take effect from 1 November 2014.

Poll results annual general meeting 2014

RESOLUTION

FOR

%

AGAINST

%

VOTE WITHHELD *

ISSUED SHARE CAPITAL PRESENT

3. To approve the Remuneration Policy

1,860,711,329

98.37%

30,890,995

1.63%

4,188,993

1,895,791,317

4. Adoption Annual Accounts and appropriation of the profit for the 2013 financial year

1,890,173,413

99.91%

1,742,037

0.09%

3,879,546

1,895,794,996

5. Discharge Executive Directors

1,880,474,993

99.39%

11,553,111

0.61%

3,765,116

1,895,793,220

6. Discharge Non-Executive Directors

1,880,481,582

99.39%

11,532,441

0.61%

3,764,536

1,895,778,559

7. Re-appointment Paul Polman **

1,891,429,477

99.98%

442,669

0.02%

3,574,207

1,895,446,353

8. Re-appointment Jean Marc-Huët **

1,890,628,894

99.92%

1,577,291

0.08%

3,583,837

1,895,790,022

9. Re-appointment Laura Cha **

1,765,434,048

93.30%

126,724,275

6.70%

3,628,755

1,895,787,078

10. Re-appointment Louise Fresco **

1,891,708,961

99.98%

452,269

0.02%

3,618,399

1,895,779,629

11. Re-appointment Ann Fudge **

1,886,329,974

99.69%

5,843,903

0.31%

3,621,334

1,895,795,211

12. Re-appointment Byron Grote **

1,891,317,014

99.97%

488,320

0.03%

3,612,923

1,895,418,257

13. Re-appointment Mary Ma **

1,889,108,609

99.84%

3,024,546

0.16%

3,661,131

1,895,794,286

14. Re-appointment Hixonia Nyasulu **

1,890,564,392

99.98%

382,943

0.02%

4,840,650

1,895,787,985

15. Re-appointment

The Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP**

1,885,234,382

99.72%

5,283,914

0.28%

5,259,819

1,895,778,115

16. Re-appointment John Rishton **

1,890,157,615

99.98%

360,078

0.02%

5,277,916

1,895,795,609

17. Re-appointment Kees Storm **

1,859,859,239

98.67%

25,048,473

1.33%

10,871,125

1,895,778,837

18. Re-appointment Michael Treschow **

1,889,976,452

99.88%

2,188,299

0.12%

3,625,973

1,895,790,724

19. Re-appointment Paul Walsh**

1,868,027,844

98.72%

24,141,714

1.28%

3,615,213

1,895,784,771

20. Appointment Feike Sijbesmaas Non-Executive Director**

1,889,340,254

99.85%

2,808,585

0.15%

3,640,059

1,895,424,707

21. Appointment of the Auditor charged with the auditing of the Annual Accounts for the 2014 financial year

1,890,106,303

99.90%

1,833,105

0.10%

3,835,055

1,895,774,463

22. Designation of the Board of Directors as the company body authorised in respect of the issue of shares in the share capital of the Company

1,720,719,018

90.94%

171,499,857

9.06%

3,572,748

1,895,791,623

23. Authorisation of the Board of Directors to purchase shares and depositary receipts thereof in the share capital of the Company

1,881,490,853

99.49%

9,667,597

0.51%

4,627,676

1,895,786,126

24. Capital reduction with respect to shares and depositary receipts thereof held by the Company in its own share capital

1,885,297,018

99.66%

6,482,631

0.34%

3,661,188

1,895,440,837

The shares represented were good for 1,895,802,272, which is 85.00% of our issued share capital.

* Only the ‘for’ and ‘against’ votes are counted and together add up to 100%. By law a ‘vote withheld’ is not considered to be a vote.

**The resolution, if passed, will only become effective if a similar resolution as set out in the Notice of Annual General Meeting of Unilever PLC to be held on 14 May 2014 in London, United Kingdom or any adjournment thereof is approved.

Cautionary statement

This announcement may contain forward-looking statements, including ‘forward-looking statements’ within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as ‘will’, ‘aim’, ‘expects’, ‘anticipates’, ‘intends’, ‘looks’, ‘believes’, ‘vision’, or the negative of these terms and other similar expressions of future performance or results, and their negatives, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations and assumptions regarding anticipated developments and other factors affecting the Group. They are not historical facts, nor are they guarantees of future performance.

Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Among other risks and uncertainties, the material or principal factors which cause actual results to differ materially are: Unilever’s global brands not meeting consumer preferences; Unilever’s ability to innovate and remain competitive; Unilever’s investment choices in its portfolio management; inability to find sustainable solutions to support long-term growth; customer relationships; the recruitment and retention of talented employees; disruptions in our supply chain; the cost of raw materials and commodities; the production of safe and high quality products; secure and reliable IT infrastructure; successful execution of acquisitions, divestitures and business transformation projects; economic and political risks and natural disasters; financial risks; failure to meet high and ethical standards; and managing regulatory, tax and legal matters. Further details of potential risks and uncertainties affecting the Group are described in the Group’s filings with the London Stock Exchange, Euronext Amsterdam and the US Securities and Exchange Commission, including in the Group’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended 31 December 2013 and the Annual Report and Accounts 2013. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this announcement. Except as required by any applicable law or regulation, the Group expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Group’s expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

Unilever NV

Weena 455
3013AL Rotterdam

http://www.unilever.nl

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

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