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2016-05-11

Delhaize Group: Delhaize Group press release - Disclosure of major shareholding

BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 11, 2016
- Pursuant to the Belgian Law of May 2, 2007 relating to the publication of
major shareholdings in listed companies, Delhaize Group has received a
notification of the threshold of 3% being crossed downwardsby Silchester
International Investors LLP which owned 2.96% of Delhaize Group's voting
rights as of May 5, 2016.

On May 6, 2016, Silchester International Investors LLP notified Delhaize Group
that as of May 5, 2016 Silchester International Investors LLP owned 3 096 739
Delhaize Group shares, representing 2.96% of its voting rights. The
denominator is 104 536 363 shares. According to their previous notification
received on January 22, 2016, Silchester International Investors LLP owned 5
179 425 shares, which then represented 4.98% of Delhaize Group's voting
rights.

Silchester International Investors LLP is controlled by Silchester Partners
Limited, which holds over 90% of its capital interests. Stephen C. Butt,
Silchester's Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, and his family control
approximately 51.5% of the shares of Silchester Partners Limited.

Silchester International Investors LLP acts as the fully discretionary
investment manager for a number of funds, such as Silchester International
Investors International Value Equity Taxable Trust, Silchester International
Investors International Value Equity Group Trust, Silchester International
Investors Tobacco Free International Value Equity Trust, Silchester
International Investors International Value Equity Trust and The Cavella
Trust.

Silchester International Investors LLP has sole and exclusive proxy voting
authority over the Delhaize Group voting rights that are the subject of this
disclosure. The notification mentioned however that Silchester International
Investors LLP does not act as custodian, and therefore the Delhaize Group
shares are not held in its name.

» 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 2015, Delhaize Group posted €366
million ($407 million) in net profit (Group share). At the end of 2015,
Delhaize Group employed approximately 154 000 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.

» Contacts

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

PDF version
http://hugin.info/133961/R/2011468/744692.pdf

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This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients.
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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