The Unilever plc Board has declared a quarterly interim dividend for Q4 2021 of £0.3602 per Unilever PLC ordinary share or €0.4268 per Unilever PLC ordinary share at the applicable exchange rate issued by WM/Reuters on 8 February 2022.
Other financial highlights include:
Fastest underlying sales growth in nine years - 4.5%, with 2.9% price and 1.6% volume
Turnover increased 3.4%, with a positive impact from acquisitions and a negative impact from currency
Underlying operating profit increased 2.9% and underlying operating margin decreased by 10bps
Underlying earnings per share increased 5.5% and diluted earnings per share 9.2%
Announced the sale of Tea business for €4.5 billion, with completion expected in H2 2022
Completed €3 billion of share buybacks in 2021; announcing further €3 billion programme for 2022-2023