UNILEVER PURCHASES BEN & JERRY'S

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. -- As expected, Ben & Jerry's Homemade here "went private" last month, with the global Unilever purchasing all outstanding shares for $43.60 per share, or $326 million.an Lee Holden. "We will have our own board of directors and our own chief executive officer," current CEO Perry Odak said.Unilever is based in Rotterdam and London, with two co-chairmen. "This should mean no change

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. -- As expected, Ben & Jerry's Homemade here "went private" last month, with the global Unilever purchasing all outstanding shares for $43.60 per share, or $326 million.

an Lee Holden. "We will have our own board of directors and our own chief executive officer," current CEO Perry Odak said.

Unilever is based in Rotterdam and London, with two co-chairmen. "This should mean no change whatsoever; we'll continue to operate as we always have," Holden said.

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