Hindustan Unilever shares gain over 2% on Business reorganization

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Mumbai : Shares of FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Ltd rose by more than 2% after the company said it will split its Foods and Refreshments (F&R) business into two separate units in line with its global category structure.

Hindustan Unilever, India's largest consumer goods firm, said the reorganization will enable sharper focus and help to fully leverage the growth opportunities. After a positive opening, shares of the company climbed 2.23% to Rs 888.15 on BSE. At NSE, the stock gained 2.28% to Rs 888.

The company also announced appointment of Sudhir Sitapati as Executive Director, Refreshments. "The F&R business will now be organised into two separate businesses of Foods and Refreshments. Sudhir Sitapati currently Regional Category Vice President, Refreshments.

 Unilever, will be inducted into the management committee of HUL as Executive Director, Refreshments," HUL had said in an NSE filing on Thursday. The company said this change is in alignment with the category structure of Unilever globally."The reorganisation into two separate businesses will enable sharper focus and help to fully leverage the growth opportunities in line with HUL's ambitions," it added.

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