RB plc (formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser) (LSE: RB) is a multinational consumer goods company headquartered in Slough, Berkshire, England. It is a major producer of health, hygiene and home products. It was formed in 1999 by the merger of the UK-based Reckitt & Colman plc and the Netherlands-based Benckiser NV.
RB’s brands include Dettol (the world’s largest-selling antiseptic), Strepsils (the world’s largest-selling sore throat medicine), Veet (the world’s largest-selling hair removal brand), Air Wick (the world’s second-largest-selling air freshener), Calgon, Clearasil, Cillit Bang, Durex, Lysol, and Vanish. It has operations in around 60 countries and its products are sold in almost 200 countries.
RB is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It had a market capitalisation of approximately £34.75 billion as of 12 February 2014.