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2016-01-15

Delhaize Group: Delhaize Group press release - Ahold and delhaize announce filing of joint merger proposal

BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 15, 2016 - Ahold and Delhaize Group today announced
the filing of the common draft terms of the cross-border merger (Joint Merger
Proposal).
Delhaize today filed the Joint Merger Proposal at the clerk's office of the
Brussels Commercial Court. This is one of the required steps ahead of
convening the companies' respective Extraordinary General Meetings of
shareholders, which are expected to take place in the first half of 2016.
The Joint Merger Proposal, together with the draft Articles of Association of
the future combined company, are available atwww.adcombined.com,www.ahold.com
andwww.delhaizegroup.com.
On June 24, 2015, Ahold and Delhaize Group announced their intention to merge,
creating an international retailer with a portfolio of strong, trusted local
brands and more than 375,000 associates serving more than 50 million
customers each week in the United States and Europe.
The transaction is expected to be completed mid-2016, following associate
consultation procedures, shareholder approval and regulatory clearances.
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Delhaize Group

Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in seven
countries on three continents. At the end of the third quarter of 2015,
Delhaize Group's sales network consisted of 3 465 stores. In 2014, Delhaize
Group posted €21.4 billion ($28.4 billion) in revenues and €89 million ($118
million) in net profit (Group share). At the end of 2014, Delhaize Group
employed approximately 150 000 people. Delhaize Group's stock is listed on
NYSE Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG).
This press release is available in English, French and Dutch. You can also
find it on the websitehttp://www.delhaizegroup.com. Questions can be sent
toinvestor@delhaizegroup.com.
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Contacts

Investor Relations: + 32 2 412 2151

Media Relations: + 32 2 412 8669

Press release in PDF
http://hugin.info/133961/R/1979004/724861.pdf

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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Delhaize Group via Globenewswire

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