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Delhaize Group: Delhaize Group announces nomination of Johnny Thijs as independent member of the Board of Directors

BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 7, 2014 - Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB,
NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, announces the nomination
of Mr. Johnny Thijs to become an independent member of the Board of

At the Ordinary Shareholders' Meeting, to be held on May 22, 2014, the Board
of Directors of Delhaize Group will propose the appointment of Mr. Johnny
Thijs as an independent director for a term of three years.

Mr. Thijs started his career in 1974 at Vanderelst N.V. (Rothmans group) as
Product&Marketing Manager for Belgium. In 1981, he was named Marketing&Sales
Manager at Masterfoods N.V. (Mars Inc.) for Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany
and France. In 1986, he moved to Côte d'Or-Jacobs Suchard and five years
later moved to Interbrew N.V. where he started as Executive Vice President
before becoming CEO for Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa from 1995 to 1999. In
2000, he was named CEO of Ter Beke. In 2002 Mr. Thijs joined Belgian Post,
where he served as CEO until the end of February 2014. Mr. Thijs is currently
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Spadel SA. He studied commercial
sciences at the College of Economic Sciences of the University of Limburg,

» Delhaize Group

Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in nine
countries on three continents. At the end of 2013, Delhaize Group's sales
network consisted of 3 534 stores. In 2013, Delhaize Group posted €21.1
billion in revenues and €226 million in net profit. At the end of 2013,
Delhaize Group employed approximately 160 000 people. Delhaize Group's stock
is listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange

This press release is available in English, French and Dutch. You can also
find it on the website Questions can be sent

» Contacts

Investor Relations: +32 2 412 21 51
Media Relations: +32 2 412 86 69

cautionary note regarding forward looking statementsStatements that are included or incorporated by reference in this press
release and other written and oral statements made from time to time by
Delhaize Group and its representatives, other than statements of historical
fact, which address activities, events and developments that Delhaize Group
expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including, without
limitation, expected costs savings, the closing, conversion and opening of
stores, the expected effect of the portfolio optimization, anticipated
revenue and net profit growth, anticipated free cash flow generation,
strategic options, future strategies and the anticipated benefits of these
strategies and operating profit guidance, are "forward-looking statements"
within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws that are subject to
risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements generally can be
identified as statements that include phrases such as "guidance," "outlook,"
"projected," "believe," "target," "predict," "estimate," "forecast,"
"strategy," "may," "goal," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan,"
"foresee," "likely," "will," "should" or other similar words or phrases.
Although such statements are based on current information, actual outcomes
and results may differ materially from those projected depending upon a
variety of factors, including, but not limited to, changes in the general
economy or the markets of Delhaize Group, in strategy, in consumer spending,
in inflation or currency exchange rates or in legislation or regulation;
competitive factors; adverse determination with respect to claims; inability
to timely develop, remodel, integrate, open, convert or close stores; and
supply or quality control problems with vendors. Additional risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
stated or implied by such forward-looking statements are described in
Delhaize Group's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F and other filings
made by Delhaize Group with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,
which risk factors are incorporated herein by reference. Delhaize Group
disclaims any obligation to update developments of these risk factors or to
announce publicly any revision to any of the forward-looking statements
contained in this release, including operating profit guidance, or to make
corrections to reflect future events or developments.

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Source: Delhaize Group via Globenewswire


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