Unilever's CFO to leave company by year-end

LONDON Unilever CFO, James Lawrence, will leave the company at the end of the year, the company announced on Thursday. A successor has not yet been named.

Lawrence, who joined the company in September 2007, will make himself available in the New Year to facilitate a smooth transition.

"It's been an excellent time for me and I have made many good friends among my colleagues in the company. I'm delighted that Unilever is in such great shape for our shareholders and, having seen the company through an important period of transition, I'm now looking forward to pursuing new opportunities," Lawrence stated.

Added Paul Polman, Unilever CEO, "We'd all like to thank Jim for the valuable experience and perspective he brought to Unilever during an important period in the company's development. We wish him well in his future endeavours."

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