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Press release

Delhaize disclosure of major shareholding

BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 31, 2011 – Pursuant to the Belgian Law of May 2, 2007 relating to the publication of major shareholdings in listed companies, Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB - NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, has received a notification of the threshold of 5% being crossed by BlackRock which now owns 5.07% of Delhaize Group’s voting rights as follows:

Holders of voting rights
Number of voting rights from previous notification
Current number of voting rights
Current percentage of voting rights
BlackRock, Inc.
0
0
0.00%
BlackRock Asset Management Australia Limited
93 847
80 089
0.08%
BlackRock Asset Management Japan Limited
541 898
319 107
0.31%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited
1 193 685
684 184
0.67%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG
45 335
54 613
0.05%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A.
2 105 457
2 830 000
2.79%
BlackRock Fund Advisors
495 836
517 839
0.51%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited
25 769
53 670
0.05%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC
10 098
9 953
0.01%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
27 380
43 417
0.04%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC
184 249
232 644
0.23%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited
9 140
10 869
0.01%
BlackRock Investment Management (Dublin) Limited
1 182
0
0.00%
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V.
24 901
17 403
0.02%
BlackRock Fund Managers Limited
26 596
28 344
0.03%
BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
127 949
102 016
0.10%
BlackRock International Limited
27 570
13 180
0.01%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
9 627
150 326
0.15%
Total 
4 950 519
5 147 654
5.07%

 

On May 26, 2011, BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited notified Delhaize Group that as of May 19, 2011 BlackRock owned 5 147 654 Delhaize Group shares, representing 5.07% of its voting rights. This is an increase of 197 135 shares compared to the previous notification of ownership received on October 15, 2010.
 
According to the notification that Delhaize Group received from BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited on May 26, 2011 BlackRock, Inc. is the ultimate controller of the legal entities listed above. The latter, however, are the discretionary investment managers that hold the Delhaize Group shares and exercise the voting rights.

Delhaize Group

Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in six countries on three continents. At the end of the first quarter of 2011, Delhaize Group’s sales network consisted of 2 816 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 2010, Delhaize Group employed approximately 138 600 people. Delhaize Group’s stock is listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG).