BRUSSELS, Belgium, February 8, 2016 – On 5 February 2016, an adjourned meeting was held for the holders of the 4.25% Bonds due 19 October 2018 to approve the change of issuer and to consent to various technical amendments in relation to the legal structure following the intended merger with Koninklijke Ahold N.V.
The holders approved the proposed resolutions with a majority of around 99%.
On 11 January 2016, a meeting was held for the holders of the 3.125% Bonds due 27 February 2020, at which the proposed resolutions were duly passed with a majority of 95.71%.
Further details on the consent solicitation and related matters are included in the Participation Solicitation Memoranda prepared and made available by Delhaize Group on its website.
Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in seven countries on three continents. At the end of 2015, Delhaize Group’s sales network consisted of 3 512 stores. In 2015, Delhaize Group posted €24.4 billion ($27.1 billion) in revenues. In 2014, Delhaize Group posted €89 million ($118 million) in net profit (Group share). At the end of 2014, Delhaize Group employed approximately 150 000 people. Delhaize Group’s stock is listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG).