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Press release

Delhaize disclosure of major shareholdings

BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 26, 2013 – 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 5.00% 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 (Luxembourg) S.A.

0

10 329

0.01%

BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V.

20 131

18 552

0.02%

BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited

574 718

438 706

0.43%

BlackRock Advisors, LLC

9 167

7 266

0.01%

BlackRock Asset Management Australia Limited

39 628

38 274

0.04%

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited

40 499

39 779

0.04%

BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG

55 508

236 428

0.23%

BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited

131 858

468 241

0.46%

BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

33 110

86 615

0.08%

BlackRock Fund Advisors

505 377

563 732

0.55%

BlackRock Fund Managers Limited

30 263

41 745

0.04%

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association

2 079 617

2 378 126

2.33%

BlackRock International Limited

3 881

20 800

0.02%

BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited

9 222

10 810

0.01%

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited

143 381

43 122

0.04%

BlackRock Investment Management, LLC

100 275

102 107

0.10%

BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.

0

175 206

0.17%

BlackRock Life Limited

0

413 103

0.41%

iShares (DE) I Investmentaktiengesellschaft mit Teilvermögen

0

6 061

0.01%

BlackRock Asset Management Japan Limited

299 431

0

0.00%

TOTAL

4 076 066

5 099 002

5.00%

 

 

On July 23, 2013, BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited notified Delhaize Group that as of July 8, 2013 BlackRock owned 5 099 002 Delhaize Group shares, representing 5.00% of its voting rights. This is an increase of 1 022 936 shares compared to the previous notification of ownership received on December 28, 2011.

According to the notification that Delhaize Group received from BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited on July 23, 2013 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 ten countries on three continents. At the end of the first quarter of 2013, Delhaize Group’s sales network consisted of 3 411 stores. In 2012, Delhaize Group posted €22.6 billion ($29.0 billion) in revenues and €104 million ($134 million) in net profit (Group share). At the end of 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).