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2016-02-01

Delhaize Group: Delhaize Group press release - Delhaize Group and Ahold announce dates for Extraordinary General Meetings, and effectiveness of registration st

Brussels
, Belgium, February 1, 2016
- Delhaize Group NV/SA ("Delhaize") and Koninklijke Ahold N.V. ("Ahold") today
announced that they have respectively called Extraordinary General Meetings
("EGM"), to be held on March 14, 2016, at which their respective shareholders
will consider and vote on proposals to approve the intended merger between
Delhaize and Ahold.

Delhaize's EGM will be held at the Proximus Lounge, rue Stroobantsstraat 51 in
1140 Brussels, Belgium on March 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. (CET). Ahold's EGM will
be held at the Amsterdam Rai Convention Center on March 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
(CET).

Delhaize and Ahold have posted their respective EGM convocation documents and
related materials on their respective websites
atwww.delhaizegroup.comandwww.ahold.com.

The right of Delhaize shareholders to attend and to vote their shares at the
Delhaize EGM is subject to the registration of such shares by 11:59 p.m.
(CET) on the record date, which is Monday, February 29, 2016.

Delhaize and Ahold also announced today that the registration statement on
Form F-4 filed by Ahold ("Registration Statement"), which includes a
prospectus ("U.S. Prospectus"), was declared effective by the U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on January 28, 2016. The Registration
Statement will be available through the website maintained by the SEC
atwww.sec.gov, and the U.S. Prospectus has been posted by Delhaize and Ahold
on their respective websites atwww.delhaizegroup.comandwww.ahold.com, as well
as atwww.adcombined.com.

Delhaize and Ahold announced as well today that the Dutch Authority for the
Financial Markets (Stichting Autoriteit Financiële Markten
or "AFM") had approved a prospectus registered with the AFM by Ahold ("EU
Prospectus"). The EU Prospectus has been passported into Belgium. The EU
Prospectus is required in connection with the admission to listing and
trading on Euronext Amsterdam of the Ahold ordinary shares to be issued as
part of the intended merger, and in connection with the admission to listing
and trading on Euronext Brussels of the Ahold ordinary shares. The EU
Prospectus has been posted by Delhaize and Ahold on their respective websites
atwww.delhaizegroup.comandwww.ahold.com, as well as atwww.adcombined.com.

On June 24, 2015, Delhaize and Ahold 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.

Ahold Delhaize will offer enhanced choice and value for customers, provide
more compelling opportunities for associates and contribute even more to the
local communities it serves.

The transaction is expected to be completed in mid-2016, following associate
consultation procedures, shareholder approval and regulatory clearances.

» 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 to
investor@delhaizegroup.com.

» Contacts

Investor Relations: + 32 2 412 2151
Media Relations: + 32 2 412 8669

Press release in PDF
http://hugin.info/133961/R/1982435/726432.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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