CORRECTED Florida Pension Leader Says On Track To Restrict Unilever – Reuters

Unilever headquarters in Rotterdam, Netherlands August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

BOSTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Florida’s top pension investment officer said on Tuesday he expects the state will restrict purchases of Unilever PLC (ULVR.L) in October after the company’s Ben & Jerry’s brand halted sales in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Ash Williams, chief investment officer of the Florida State Board of Administration, which oversees pension assets, said at a webcast state hearing that “we’ve not seen any meaningful response from Unilever” after discussions with the company.

Reporting by Ross Kerber; Editing by Will Dunham

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