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Joint Statement from Unilever PLC and Unilever N.V. (“Unilever”) and The Kraft Heinz Company (“Kraft Heinz”)

PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Unilever and Kraft Heinz hereby announce that Kraft Heinz has amicably agreed to withdraw its proposal for a combination of the two companies.

Unilever and Kraft Heinz hold each other in high regard. Kraft Heinz has the utmost respect for the culture, strategy and leadership of Unilever.

This is a press release by Kraft Heinz pursuant to the provisions of Section 4 Paragraph 3 of the Decree on Public Takeover Bids (Besluit Openbare Biedingen Wft) of the Netherlands.

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