BRUSSELS, Belgium, December 28, 2011 – 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 21, 2011:
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 2011, Delhaize Group’s sales network consisted of 3 362 stores. In 2010, Delhaize Group posted EUR 20.8 billion (USD 27.6 billion) in revenues and EUR 574 million (USD 762 million) in net profit (Group share). At the end of the third quarter of 2011, 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).