SOURCE: Ahold NV

January 21, 2008 11:41 ET

Ahold in Talks With CVC About Potential Divestment of Majority Stake in Schuitema

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - January 21, 2008) - Ahold announced today that it has entered into negotiations with Schuitema N.V. and CVC Capital Partners about a potential divestment of its majority interest in Schuitema to CVC. The consideration for the transaction will include cash and the transfer of more than fifty stores by Schuitema to Ahold.

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