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2014-05-22

Delhaize Group: Delhaize Group shareholders approve 2013 dividend and appoint new member to the Board of Directors

BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 22, 2014 - Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB,
NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, announced today that
during its Ordinary Shareholders Meeting its shareholders approved the annual
accounts for fiscal year 2013 and the distribution of a €1.56 gross dividend
per share. After deduction of a 25% withholding tax, this results in a net
dividend of €1.17 per share.

The 2013 dividend will become payable to owners of ordinary shares against
coupon no. 52. The Delhaize Group shares will start trading ex-coupon on May
28, 2014 (opening of the market). The record date (i.e. the date at which
shareholders are entitled to the dividend) is May 30, 2014 (closing of the
market) and the dividend will be payable as from June 2, 2014. The ADR
dividend record date is May 30, 2014 and the payment of the dividend to
Delhaize Group's ADR holders will be made through Citibank beginning on June
5, 2014.

During the Shareholders Meeting, Delhaize Group's President and Chief
Executive Officer, Frans Muller, confirmed its previously announced
intentions for 2014 to spend €625 million in capital expenditures at
identical exchange rates and to open 180 stores.

The shareholders approved the appointment of Mr. Johnny Thijs as independent
director for a term of three years.

The speeches and presentations, the minutes of the Meeting and the results of
the votes will be made available on the Delhaize Group website
(www.delhaizegroup.com) in the coming days.

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Delhaize Group

Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in nine
countries on three continents. At the end of the first quarter of 2014,
Delhaize Group's sales network consisted of 3 520 stores. In 2013, Delhaize
Group posted €20.9 billion ($27.8 billion) in revenues and €179 million ($237
million) in net profit (Group share). 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 (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/1788035/614146.pdf

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Source: Delhaize Group via Globenewswire

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