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2016-01-25

Delhaize Group: Delhaize Group press release - Ahold and Delhaize announce filing of Registration Statement on form F-4 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange C

BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 25, 2016 - Koninklijke Ahold N.V. ("Ahold") and
Delhaize Group NV/SA ("Delhaize") today announced the filing by Ahold of a
registration statement on Form F-4 (the "Registration Statement") with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The Registration Statement
is a document required under U.S. law in connection with the intended merger
between Ahold and Delhaize.
The Registration Statement is subject to review and must be declared effective
by the SEC. The Registration Statement includes detailed information on the
proposed transaction, pro forma financial statements and risks related to the
transaction. The Registration Statement as filed is available through the
website maintained by the SEC atwww.sec.gov. Once the Registration Statement
has been declared effective by the SEC, a copy of the Registration Statement
will be posted by Ahold and Delhaize on their respective
websiteswww.ahold.com,www.delhaizegroup.comandwww.adcombined.com.

On June 24, 2015, Ahold and Delhaize 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 2015, Delhaize Group's sales
network consisted of 3 512 stores. In 2015, Delhaize Group posted €24.4
billion ($27.1 billion) in revenues. In 2014, Delhaize Group posted €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
islisted 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/1980898/725701.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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