The British shareholders of Unilever are still afraid of simplifying the structure in which the company’s headquarters is located in Rotterdam. Unilever proposed structural changes earlier, but postponed plans after criticism from British investors, in particular.
According to Unilever, a double structure headquartered in London makes it difficult to acquire. One of the consequences of moving from the head office to the Netherlands will be that stocks disappear from the main index of the London Stock Exchange. Investors who follow the FTSE index in this way automatically sell their shares, which may lead to a price drop.
Various investors have once again expressed their concern. Of course, questions will be asked about the plans at the shareholders’ meeting on May 2. Connoisseurs are not suggesting that Unilever will present the plan this time again, given the uncertainties that brexit entails.