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Press release

Delhaize disclosure of major shareholding

BRUSSELS, Belgium, December 30, 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 downwards by BlackRock which now owns 4.00% 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
80 089
39 628
0.04%
BlackRock Asset Management Japan Limited
319 107
299 431
0.29%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited
684 184
574 718
0.56%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG
54 613
55 508
0.05%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A.
2 830 000
2 079 617
2.04%
BlackRock Fund Advisors
517 839
505 377
0.50%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited
53 670
40 499
0.04%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC
9 953
9 167
0.01%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
43 417
33 110
0.03%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC
232 644
100 275
0.10%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited
10 869
9 222
0.01%
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V.
17 403
20 131
0.02%
BlackRock Fund Managers Limited
28 344
30 263
0.03%
BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited
102 016
131 858
0.13%
BlackRock International Limited
13 180
3 881
0.00%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
150 326
143 381
0.14%
Total 
5 147 654
4 076 066
4.00%

 

On December 28, 2011, BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited notified Delhaize Group that as of December 22, 2011 BlackRock owned 4 076 066 Delhaize Group shares, representing 4.00% of its voting rights. This is a decrease of 1 071 588 shares compared to the previous notification of ownership received on May 26, 2011.
 
According to the notification that Delhaize Group received from BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited on December 28, 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 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).