SOURCE: Delhaize Group

February 09, 2010 02:14 ET

Delhaize Group: Disclosure of Acquisition of Treasury Shares

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - February 9, 2010) - Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB - NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, discloses the information with respect to the acquisition of treasury shares required under the new article 207 of the Royal Decree of January 30, 2001 implementing the Belgian Company Code.

Delhaize Group has recently acquired the following number of shares on Euronext Brussels in order to satisfy exercises of stock options:

  Purchase date        Number of shares purchased      Unit purchase price

 January 29, 2010                43 000                    EUR 56.1994

 February 1, 2010                7 966                     EUR 56.8065

More information on the modalities of these purchases can be found in the 2008 Annual Report of Delhaize Group on page 90.

Delhaize Group

Delhaize Group is a Belgian food retailer present in six countries on three continents. At the end of 2009, Delhaize Group's sales network consisted of 2 732 stores. In 2009, Delhaize Group posted EUR 19.9 billion (USD 27.8 billion) in revenues. In 2008, Delhaize Group posted EUR 467 million (USD 687 million) in net profit (Group share). At the end of 2008, Delhaize Group employed approximately 141 000 people. Delhaize Group's stock is listed on Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG).

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