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An Archive of HUL Press Releases over the years.

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25-01-2011:

Consistent double digit underlying volume growth over the last four quarters and ahead of market growth

   


  
14-01-2011:

HUL Board Meeting on January 25, 2011

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15-11-2010:

Unilever unveils plan to decouple business growth from environmental impact


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25-10-2010:

Net Sales grew 10.7% during the quarter, driven by strong underlying volume growth of 14% in Domestic Consumer
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the proposed meeting of the Board of Directors of the Company to be held on October 25, 2010, Monday, in Mumbai
to take on record the unaudited financial results for the quarter ended 30thSeptember, 2010 along with the limited
review report of the auditors for the corresponding period.

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today. Brooke Bond has launched the Brooke Bond Tea Council with the aim to spread awareness, dispel myths and
misconceptions existing around tea and educate people on the health benefits of tea.


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30-07-2010:


 
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company announced today that its Chairman, Mr. Harish Manwani, released the Company¶s first µSustainable
Development Report¶ at the Company Annual General Meeting of shareholders held at Mumbai on July 27, 2010.


 
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27-07-2010:
Skills training key to enhancing employability and delivering inclusive growth


      

  
 
27-07-2010:

· Double digit volume growth sustained at +11%

   


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19-07-2010:

The company issued a communication to the Stock Exchanges today informing them of the proposed meeting of the
Board of Directors of the Company to be held on July 27th, 2010, Tuesday, in Mumbai to take on record the unaudited
financial results for the quarter ended 30th June, 2010 along with the limited review report of the auditors for the
corresponding period.

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23-07-2010:


 
 & At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Company, the Board has considered and
approved, subject to the approval of the members of the Company, and such other approvals/consents, as may be
necessary, the buyback of the Company¶s equity shares at a price not exceeding Rs. 280 per share and up to an
aggregate amount of Rs. 630 crores, being within 25% of the total paid-up capital and free reserves as per the audited
Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2010.


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25-05-2010:

· Double-digit volume growth drives 8% turnover growth in MQ¶2010

· MQ¶2010 Net Profit grows 47 % due to exceptional gains; PBT (bei) maintained

· Full Year Domestic Consumer business grows 9%; Operating Margin up 10 bps; Net Profit up 4% Final Dividend
recommended Rs 3.50 per share; full year dividend Rs 6.50,up from Rs 6.00 per share for previous 12 months.

    


17-05-2010:

The company issued a communication to the Stock Exchanges today informing them of the proposed meeting of the
Board of Directors of the Company to be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at the Corporate Office of the Company at
Unilever House, B.D. SawantMarg, Chakala, Andheri-East, Mumbai- 400 099 to consider inter alia, the Audited
Accounts for the financial year ended 31st March , 2010 and to recommend final dividend, if any, on equity shares for
the said period.

 
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01-04-2010:

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) today announced that the Board of Directors of the Company have approved the
appointment of MrDevBajpai as Executive Director, Legal and Company Secretary, HUL with effect from June 1,
2010.


       
  
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15-01-2010:

2 An innovation for the masses, with guaranteed vitamins in each cup, to help every family live a healthier life and help
address micro nutrient deficiency
2 Launches ³SehatmandParivaar ± Sehatmand Bharat´ campaign for Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand
and Chhattisgarh to spread awareness through education on health & nutrition

   


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14-01-2010:

The company issued a communication to the Stock Exchanges today informing them of the proposed meeting of the
Board of Directors of the Company to be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at the Registered Office of the Company
to take on record the unaudited financial accounts for the quarter ended December 2009 along with the limited review
report of the auditors for the corresponding period.

 
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15-01-2010:


 
 % & Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) today announced that MrDhavalBuch, currently
Executive Director, Supply Chain, HUL and Vice President Supply Chain, South Asia, Unilever, will be appointed
Senior Vice President Strategic Projects Supply Chain, Unilever Global with effect from March 1, 2010.

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An Archive of HUL Press Releases over the years

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15/12/2009:

2 The Board of Directors have, at the board meeting today, approved amendments, to the existing Technical
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31/10/2009:

2 Domestic Consumer business grows 8%; Operating profit grows 16% and PBIT margins improve 140 bps

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28/07/2009:
2 FMCG sales and Operating profits grow 13%

÷ Strong volume growth in Personal Products and Foods

÷ 60bps improvement in operating margins after 180 bps increase in brand investments

   


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20/07/2009:

þ   The company issued a communication to the Stock Exchanges today informing them of the
proposed meeting of the Board of Directors of the Company to be held on Tuesday, 28th July, 2009 at the Registered
Office of the Company to take on record the unaudited financial results for the quarter ended June, 2009 along with the
limited review report of the auditors for the corresponding period.


 
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03/07/2009:

Hindustan Unilever Chairman, Mr Harish Manwani, while addressing shareholders at the company¶s 76th AGM held at
Mumbai today dwelt on the actions the Company is taking to use the current economic crisis as an opportunity to win
amid the turbulence through a unique µparadox¶ in strategy, which Mr. Manwani referred to as µbusiness as usual on
growth, business unusual on costs.¶


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10/05/2009:

‡ FMCG sales grows 12%;


‡ Robust growth in PBIT before exceptional items at 24%; 200bps improvement in operating margins.
‡ PAT before exceptional items (bei) grows by 20%
‡ Strong all round performance for 12 months ending March 2009;


       
  
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25/01/2009:

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) announced its results for December Quarter 2008. Net Sales grew by 17% and
FMCG by 21% with underlying volume growth of 2%.

   


25/01/2009:

The company issued a communication to the Stock Exchanges today informing them of the proposed meeting of the
Board of Directors of the Company to be held on Sunday, 25th January, 2009 at the Registered Office of the Company
to take on record the unaudited financial results for the quarter ended December, 2008 alongwith the limited review
report of the auditors for the corresponding period.

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06/01/2009:

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) announced today, that it has decided to license 'Lakme' and 'Lever Ayush', brands
to it's subsidiary, Lakme Lever Private Limited, for the Beauty and Wellness services business. The Board of Directors
of the Company approved this decision.

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24/10/2008:

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) announced its results for September Quarter 2008. Net Sales grew by 20% and
FMCG by 22% with underlying volume growth of 7%.


      

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25/07/2008:

2 Net sales grow by 21%; FMCG Sales grow by 19% ahead of aggregate market growth

2 Profit before Interest, Tax and Exceptional Items grows 21%; PAT grows by 13%.

2 Interim dividend of Rs 3.50 per share.

 
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04/07/2008:

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) today announced key changes in the Management Committee of the company.


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29/04/2008:

The shareholders of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) today approved the scheme of demerger and transfer of certain
immoveable properties of Hindustan Unilever Limited to Brooke Bond Real Estates Private Limited.

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28/04/2008:

The Board of Directors has approved a change in the Accounting year of the Company to commence from 1st April of
every year and to end on 31st March of the following year. Consequently, as a transitionary arrangement, the next
Annual Accounts and Report of the Company will be for a period of 15 months commencing 1st January 2008 and
ending 31st March 2009.


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28/04/2008:

2 Net sales grow by 19.1%; FMCG Sales grow by 19.4%;

2 Profit before Interest, Tax and Exceptional Items grows 22.7%; PAT grows by 16.5%.

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04/04/2008:

D. Sundaram elevated to Vice Chairman and DhavalBuch joins the Board


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04/04/2008:

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28/02/2008:

NitinParanjpe appointed as CEO, Douglas Baillie appointed to the Unilever Executive.


       
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13/02/2008:

2 Net sales grow by 16.8% in DQ and 13.3% for full year

2 FMCG Sales grow by 18% and 13.7% for full year

2 PBIT grows 18.3% and 15.4% for full year

2 Net profit increases by 23.5 %. Full year higher by 3.8%

2 Final Dividend Rs.3.00 per share of Re. 1/- each; Total Dividend (incl. the Platinum Jubilee Dividend) of Rs. 9.00 per
share for 2007.

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31/01/2008:

The company issued a communication to the Stock Exchanges today informing them, that as per the resolution passed
by the Board Committee for Buy Back of Shares, the scheme of buyback has been closed with the close of working
hours of 31st January 2008.

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02/11/2007:

Mumbai : Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) has decided to set up a Joint Venture (JV) with Smollan Holdings of
South Africa and the JV will be operational from January 1, 2008. The strategic tie-up aims to build long term
capabilities and bring µin-store¶ execution focus in servicing the Company¶s Modern Trade customers.


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31/10/2007:

Mumbai: The Board of Directors of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) today approved a special Platinum Jubilee
dividend of Rs 3 per share of Re. 1/- each to commemorate the 75th year of the company. HUL had earlier declared an
Interim Dividend of Rs 3.00/- in July this year.

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31/10/2007:

2 FMCG Sales grow by 10.8%; Continuing sales grow by 9.7%

2 PBIT grows 7.8%

2 Platinum Jubilee dividend of Rs 3 per share to shareholders

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23/10/2007:

The company issued a communication to the Stock Exchanges today informing them of the proposed meeting of the
Board of Directors of the Company to be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2007, at the Registered Office of the
Company to consider and approve the unaudited financial results for the quarter ended September 2007.


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17/10/2007:

Mumbai: Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) today enters its 75th year of existence in India. Then known as Lever
Brothers India Limited, the company was incorporated on October 17, 1933.

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29/07/2007:

At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Company held this afternoon, the Board has considered and approved,
subject to the approvals of the members of the Company, and such other approvals/consents, as maybe necessary, the
buyback of the Company¶s equity shares at a price not exceeding Rs. 230.00 per share and up to an aggregate amount
of Rs. 630 crores, being within 25% of the total paid-up capital and free reserves as per the audited Balance Sheet as at
31st December 2006.


      

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29/07/2007:

2 Total sales growth 12.9%; FMCG Sales grow by 13.4%;

2 PBIT grows 20.4%; PAT grows by 24.4%; Net Profit grows by 29.6%

   


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20/07/2007:

The company issued a communication to the Stock Exchanges today informing them of the proposed meeting of the
Board of Directors of the Company to be held on Sunday, July 29, 2007 at the Registered Office of the Company


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25/06/2007:

Company name is now Hindustan Unilever Limited


   
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15/05/2007:

Mr. Sanjay Dube, currently Executive Director - Sales and Customer Development, Hindustan Lever Limited (HLL),
has been appointed Chairman, Poland and Baltics, Unilever, from June 1, 2007.


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30/04/2007:

2 Continuing Sales grow by 14.7%; FMCG growth 12.3%

2 PBIT grows 13.7%; PAT grows by 13.6%

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04/04/2007:

Unilever India Exports Limited (UIEL) today announced that it has reached an agreement to sell Sangam - a non-store
home delivery retail business to Wadhawan Food Retail Pvt. Limited (WFRL) on a slump sale basis with effect from
March 31, 2007. UIEL is a 100% subsidiary of Hindustan Lever Limited (HLL).


   
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20/02/2007:

The company today announced that the Board of Directors of the company have approved, subject to shareholders
approval, the change of the company name from Hindustan Lever Limited to Hindustan Unilever Limited.


      
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20/02/2007:

Hindustan Lever Limited (HLL) announced its results for December Quarter 2006. Total Sales grew by 6.1%, while
growth in continuing businesses i.e. after eliminating impact of disposals was higher at 6.9%. FMCG business grew by
8.5%.

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20/01/2007:

A Communication has been sent to the Stock Exchanges, notifying them that the Board of Directors of Hindustan
Lever Limited (HLL) will meet on February, 20, 2007, at the Registered Office of the company to consider, inter alia,
the audited Profit & Loss Account for the year ended December 31, 2006 and the Balance Sheet as at that date and to
recommend final dividend for the year 2006.