BRUSSELS, Belgium, December 27, 2012 – Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB - NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, discloses the information required under article 15, § 1 and 18, § 1 of the Law of May 2, 2007 regarding the disclosure of major shareholdings in listed companies following a capital increase resulting from the exercise of subscription rights by employees.
Information as of December 19, 2012:
Pursuant to Delhaize Group’s Articles of Association, the threshold as from which a shareholding needs to be disclosed has been set at 3%.
Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in eleven countries on three continents. At the end of the third quarter of 2012, Delhaize Group’s sales network consisted of 3 388 stores. In 2011, Delhaize Group posted €21.1 billion ($ 29.4 billion) in revenues and €475 million ($661 million) in net profit (Group share). At the end of June 2012, Delhaize Group employed approximately 158 000 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.