BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 14, 2013 - Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB, NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, announced today that Jean-Pierre Hansen is resigning from the Board of Directors, effective June 30, 2013.
“It is with deep regret that I leave this Board. My commitments in the energy sector and different additional duties that I have assumed since I joined the Delhaize Group Board in 2011 are requiring more attention than I initially believed. I have very much enjoyed working with great colleagues on the Board and wish the company well in its future growth,” said Jean-Pierre Hansen.
“A prominent figure in the European business world with impressive experience gained outside of our sector, Jean-Pierre Hansen brought a very thoughtful and highly valued contribution to the Board and he will be greatly missed” said Mats Jansson, Chairman of the Board.
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).