SOURCE: Delhaize Group

August 25, 2010 12:15 ET

Delhaize Group Press Release - Disclosure of Major Shareholding

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - August 25, 2010) -



BRUSSELS, Belgium, August 25, 2010 - Pursuant to the Belgian Law of May 2, 2007 relating to the publication of major shareholdings in listed companies, Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB - NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, has received a notification of the threshold of 3% being crossed by Silchester International Investors Limited ("Silchester") which owns 3.05% of Delhaize Group's voting rights as follows:

+--------------------------------------+-------------------+------------+
|       Holders of                     |     Number of     | Percentage |
|      Voting Rights                   |   Voting Rights   |    Held    |
+--------------------------------------+-------------------+------------+
|Silchester International Investors    |                   |            |
|International Value Equity Taxable    |                   |            |
|Trust                                 |      370 927      |    0.37%   |
+--------------------------------------+-------------------+------------+
|Silchester International Investors    |                   |            |
|International Value Equity Group Trust|      790 525      |    0.78%   |
+--------------------------------------+-------------------+------------+
|Silchester International Investors    |                   |            |
|Tobacco Free International Value      |                   |            |
|Equity Trust                          |      184 005      |    0.18%   |
+--------------------------------------+-------------------+------------+
|Silchester International Investors    |                   |            |
|International Value Equity Trust      |     1 540 466     |    1.52%   |
+--------------------------------------+-------------------+------------+
|The Cavella Trust                     |      210 344      |    0.21%   |
+--------------------------------------+-------------------+------------+
|Total:                                |     3 096 267     |    3.05%   |
+--------------------------------------+-------------------+------------+

According to the notification that Delhaize Group received from Silchester on August 20, 2010, Silchester acts as an investment manager for the five funds listed above and has sole and exclusive proxy voting authority over the Delhaize Group shares that are the subject of this disclosure. The notification mentioned however that Silchester does not act as custodian, and therefore the Delhaize Group shares are not held in its name. Stephen C. Butt, Silchester's Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, and his family control approximately 50.5% of Silchester's shares.

> Delhaize Group

Delhaize Group is a Belgian food retailer present in six countries on three continents. At the end of the second quarter 2010, Delhaize Group's sales network consisted of 2 740 stores. In 2009, Delhaize Group posted EUR 19.9 billion (USD 27.8 billion) in revenues. In 2009, Delhaize Group posted EUR 514 million (USD 717 million) in net profit (Group share). At the end of 2009, Delhaize Group employed approximately 138 000 people. Delhaize Group's stock is listed on Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG).

This press release is available in English, French and Dutch. You can also find it on the website http://www.delhaizegroup.com. Questions can be sent to investor@delhaizegroup.com.

> Contacts

Geert Verellen:   + 32 2 412 83 62
Barbera Hoppenbrouwers (media): +32 2 412 86 69
Aurélie Bultynck: + 32 2 412 83 61


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