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Unilever N.V. Annual General Meeting Rotterdam voting results

Rotterdam, 30 April 2020 - 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.

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Board appointments

The following continuing directors stood for election and were duly re-appointed: Nils Andersen, Laura Cha, Vittorio Colao, Judith Hartmann, Alan Jope, Andrea Jung, Susan Kilsby, Strive Masiyiwa, Youngme Moon, Graeme Pitkethly, John Rishton and Feike Sijbesma.

Poll results annual general meeting 2020*

Resolution

For

%

Against

%

Vote Withheld**

Issue share capital present

2. Adoption Annual Accounts and appropriation of the profit for the 2019 financial year

881,913,225

98.31

15,129,865

1.69

1,955,363

61.28%

3. Approval of the Directors’ Remuneration Report

865,857,507

96.44

32,001,595

3.56

1,139,351

61.28%

4. Discharge Executive Directors

874,799,309

98.17

16,298,606

1.83

7,900,538

61.28%

5. Discharge Non-Executive Directors

874,793,291

98.17

16,303,541

1.83

7,901,621

61.28%

6. Re-appointment Nils Andersen

883,889,708

98.48

13,613,405

1.52

1,495,340

61.28%

7. Re-appointment Laura Cha

896,398,182

99.87

1,134,692

0.13

1,465,579

61.28%

8. Re-appointment Vittorio Colao

890,379,735

99.21

7,123,121

0.79

1,495,597

61.28%

8. Re-appointment Vittorio Colao

890,379,735

99.21

7,123,121

0.79

1,495,597

61.28%

9. Re-appointment Judith Hartmann

851,518,122

94.87

45,998,550

5.13

1,481,781

61.28%

10. Re-appointment Alan Jope

897,112,540

99.91

785,582

0.09

1,100,331

61.28%

11. Re-appointment Andrea Jung

887,413,535

99.27

6,498,942

0.73

5,085,976

61.28%

12. Re-appointment Susan Kilsby

891,661,573

99.35

5,865,185

0.65

1,471,695

61.28%

13. Re-appointment Strive Masiyiwa

896,029,733

99.84

1,471,859

0.16

1,496,861

61.28%

14. Re-appointment Youngme Moon

897,161,501

99.96

345,763

0.04

1,491,189

61.28%

15. Re-appointment Graeme Pitkethly 

896,345,820

99.83

1,525,457

0.17

1,127,176

61.28%

16. Re-appointment John Rishton

857,698,183

95.57

39,790,473

4.43

1,509,797

61.28%

17. Re-appointment Feike Sijbesma

896,330,091

99.87

1,175,343

0.13

1,493,019

61.28%

18. Appointment of the Auditor charged with the auditing of the Annual Accounts for the 2020 financial year

890,643,850

99.47

4,702,956

0.53

3,651,647

61.28%

19. 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

857,449,063

95.44

40,970,483

4.56

578,907

61.28%

20. Designation of the Board of Directors as the company body authorised to restrict or exclude the statutory pre-emption rights that accrue to shareholders upon issue of shares for general corporate purposes

883,707,008

98.37

14,630,499

1.63

660,946

61.28%

21. Designation of the Board of Directors as the company body authorised to restrict or exclude the statutory pre-emption rights that accrue to shareholders upon issue of shares for acquisition purposes or specified capital investment purposes

885,622,264

98.59

12,685,348

1.41

690,841

61.28%

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

873,937,903

97.31

24,195,651

2.69

864,899

61.28%

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

890,429,606

99.12

7,949,543

0.88

619,304

61.28%

* The shares represented were good for 898,998,453, which is 61.28% 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.


Safe Harbour

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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 Annual Report on Form 20-F 2019 and the Unilever Annual Report and Accounts 2019.