Unilever to Close Atlanta Manufacturing Plant

  Unilever to Close Atlanta Manufacturing Plant

Business Wire

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. -- January 25, 2013

Unilever today announced it will be closing its Atlanta-based spreads factory
by June 30, 2013. The action is being taken to address spare capacity among
Unilever U.S.-based spreads plants.

This decision will affect 125 salaried and hourly employees at the Atlanta
factory, where the company manufactures Country Crock, Imperial, and I Can’t
Believe It’s Not Butter.

About UnileverUnited States, Inc.

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. Consumers
buy 170 billion Unilever packs around the world every year, and our products
are used over two billion times a day. In the United Statesthe portfolio
includes brand icons such as: Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Bertolli, Breyers, Caress,
Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, Consort For Men, Country Crock, Degree, Dove
personal care products, 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, Ragú, 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.

Our ambition is to double the size of our business, while reducing our overall
environmental impact (including sourcing, consumer use and disposal). We are
also committed to doing what we can to improve health, nutrition and hygiene,
with goals to help more than a billion people take action to improve their
health and well-being, as well as to source all our agricultural raw materials
sustainably by 2020. Supporting our three big goals are more than 50
time-based targets in the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.

Unilever employsalmost 11,000 peopleinthe United States – generating over
$9 billion in sales in 2012. For more information, visit www.unileverusa.com.


Unilever Media Relations
Jeff Graubard, 201-894-7760
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