BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 18, 2016 – Delhaize Group discloses information with respect to the acquisition of treasury shares in accordance with Belgian law.
Delhaize Group has recently acquired 313 202 shares pursuant to a share buy-back program with a Belgian credit institution for the purchase of Delhaize Group shares in order to satisfy exercises of stock options:
||Place of the transaction
||Number of shares purchased
Average unit purchase price
Lowest unit purchase price
Highest unit purchase price
|May 9, 2016||Euronext Brussels||28 100||92.21||91.15||92.62|
|May 9, 2016||Chi-X||1 900||92.09||92.03||92.18|
|May 10, 2016||Euronext Brussels||56 274||92.88||92.07||93.74|
|May 10, 2016||Chi-X||3 420||92.72||92.36||93.23|
|May 11, 2016||Euronext Brussels||45 934||92.43||92.10||92.81|
|May 11, 2016||Chi-X||17 230||92.43||92.00||92.75|
|May 12, 2016||Euronext Brussels||48 145||92.77||91.48||93.60|
|May 12, 2016||Chi-X||14 075||92.73||91.57||93.60|
|May 13, 2016||Euronext Brussels||33 427||93.33||92.05||94.38|
|May 13, 2016||Chi-X||1 537||92.21||92.15||92.32|
|May 16, 2016||Euronext Brussels||41 251||92.41||92.22||93.80|
|May 16, 2016||Chi-X||21 909||92.38||92.24||93.41|
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).
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