BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 3, 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 3% being crossed downwards by Rebelco SA, subsidiary of Sofina SA, which owns 2.90% of Delhaize Group’s voting rights.
On April 30, 2013, Sofina SA notified Delhaize Group that as of April 24, 2013 Sofina SA owned through its wholly-owned subsidiary Rebelco SA 2 958 401 Delhaize Group shares, representing 2.90% of its voting rights.
This is a decrease of 1 091 599 shares compared to the previous notification of ownership of 4 050 000 shares dated October 23, 2008.
Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in ten countries on three continents. At the end of 2012, Delhaize Group’s sales network consisted of 3 451 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).