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[$$] FTSE 100 Sets Unilever’s Departure Date

LONDON—Unilever PLC will be booted from the U.K.’s blue-chip FTSE 100 index before the end of the year if the company wins a shareholder vote to consolidate its dual structure and establish a single headquarters in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. The maker of Dove soap and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream had asked FTSE Russell, the compiler of the index, to allow it to remain a component of the index. FTSE Russell, in a written statement Tuesday, said Unilever would indeed fall out of the index on Dec. 24.