SOURCE: Delhaize Group

January 10, 2008 09:31 ET

Delhaize Group Confirms 2007 Revenues Release Date

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - January 10, 2008) -

Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels:DELB) (NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, confirms that it will announce its fourth quarter and full year 2007 revenues (ended December 2007) on Thursday January 17, 2008 at 8:00 a.m. CET. The press release will be available on Delhaize Group's website ( immediately after its publication.


Delhaize Group is a Belgian food retailer with operations in seven countries on three continents. At the end of September 2007, Delhaize Group's sales network consisted of 2,509 stores. In 2006, Delhaize Group posted EUR 19.2 billion (USD 24.1 billion) in revenues and EUR 351.9 million (USD 441.8 million) in net profit. Delhaize Group employs approximately 138,000 people. Delhaize Group is listed on Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG).

Statements that are included or incorporated by reference in this press release and other written and oral statements made from time to time by Delhaize Group and its representatives, other than statements of historical fact, which address activities, events and developments that Delhaize Group expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including, without limitation, statements about strategic options, future strategies and the anticipated benefits of these strategies, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified as statements that include phrases such as "guidance", "outlook", "projected", "believe", "target", "predict", "estimate", "forecast", "strategy", "may", "goal", "expect", "anticipate", "intend", "plan", "foresee", "likely", "will", "should" or other similar words or phrases. Although such statements are based on current information, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those projected depending upon a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, changes in the general economy or the markets of Delhaize Group, in consumer spending, in inflation or currency exchange rates or in legislation or regulation; competitive factors; adverse determination with respect to claims; inability to timely develop, remodel, integrate or convert stores; and supply or quality control problems with vendors. Additional risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements are described in Delhaize Group's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2006 and other periodic filings made by Delhaize Group with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which risk factors are incorporated herein by reference. Delhaize Group disclaims any obligation to update developments of these risk factors or to announce publicly any revision to any of the forward-looking statements contained in this release, or to make corrections to reflect future events or developments.


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