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HUL surges to record high; Unilever raises stake

Last updated on: July 05, 2013 10:08 IST

Shampoo sachetsShares in Hindustan Unilever gained as much as 5.1 percent to a record high on Friday after Unilever said it had acquired a little over two-thirds of the Indian unit following the close of a voluntary tender offer.

Hindustan Unilever shareholders tendered 319.7 million shares to the offer, taking Unilever's holding in the unit to 67.28 per cent from 52.48 per cent, Unilever said in a statement on Thursday.

Hindustan Unilever shares were up 3.7 per cent at 9.24 am after earlier hitting an all-time high of Rs 632.

Image: Sachets of shampoo by Sunsilk, a Hindustan Unilever Limited brand, hang on display at a shop in the old quarters of Delhi May 13, 2013. Mansi Thapliyal/Files/Reuters

Abhishek Vishnoi in Mumbai
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