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Delhaize Group press release: Acquisition of treasury shares

BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 2, 2015 - Delhaize Group discloses information with
respect to the acquisition of treasury shares in accordance with Belgian law.

Delhaize Group acquired the following number of shares in an off-exchange
transaction pursuant to a share buy-back program managed by a credit
institution for the purchase of Delhaize Group shares in order to satisfy
exercises of stock options granted to management:

| Purchase date Number of shares purchased Unit purchase price |
| |
| (EUR) |
| March 24, 2015 4 195 49.25 |
| March 24, 2015 68 836 50.03 |

This credit institution makes its decisions to purchase Delhaize Group shares
independently of, and without influence by, Delhaize Group with regard to the
timing of the purchases.

More information on the company's share buyback program can be found on the

» Delhaize Group

Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in seven
countries on three continents. At the end of 2014, Delhaize Group's sales
network consisted of 3 402 stores. In 2014, Delhaize Group recorded €21.4
billion ($28.4 billion) in revenues and €89 million ($118 million) 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 website Questions can be sent to

» Contacts

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

cautionary note regarding forward looking statements

Statements that are included or incorporated by reference in this press
release and other written and oral statements made from time to time by
Delhaize Group and its representatives, other than statements of historical
fact, which address activities, events and developments that Delhaize Group
expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, are "forward-looking
statements" within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws that are
subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements
generally can be identified as statements that include phrases such as
"guidance," "outlook," "projected," "believe," "target," "predict,"
"estimate," "forecast," "strategy," "may," "goal," "expect," "anticipate,"
"intend," "plan," "foresee," "likely," "will," "should" or other similar
words or phrases. Although such statements are based on current information,
actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those projected
depending upon a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, changes
in the general economy or the markets of Delhaize Group, in strategy, in
consumer spending, in inflation or currency exchange rates or in legislation
or regulation; competitive factors; adverse determination with respect to
claims; inability to timely develop, remodel, integrate, open, convert or
close stores; and supply or quality control problems with vendors. Additional
risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially
from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements are described
in Delhaize Group's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F and other filings
made by Delhaize Group with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,
which risk factors are incorporated herein by reference. Delhaize Group
disclaims any obligation to update developments of these risk factors or to
announce publicly any revision to any of the forward-looking statements
contained in this release, or to make corrections to reflect future events or

Press release in pdf format


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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