SOURCE: Delhaize Group

March 24, 2010 03:10 ET

Disclosure Made According to the Requirements of Belgian Law

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - March 24, 2010) -


                                                     Regulated Information
                                              Disclosure Made According to
                                           the Requirements of Belgian Law
                                              March 24, 2010 - 8:00 am CET


                         DISCLOSURE MADE ACCORDING TO
                        THE REQUIREMENTS OF BELGIAN LAW

BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 24, 2010 - Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB - NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, discloses (i) 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 and (ii) the information required under article 15, § 1 and 18, § 1 of the Law of May 2, 2007 regarding the disclosure of major shareholdings in listed companies following a capital increase resulting from the exercise of subscription rights.

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

             Number of shares  Average unit   Lowest unit    Highest unit
Purchase date  purchased     purchase price  purchase price  purchase price
                               (in EUR)        (in EUR)         (in EUR)

March 15, 2010   29 328         59.36           59.26          59.47

March 16, 2010   45 273         60.08           59.60          60.35

March 17, 2010   39 505         61.58           60.65          61.70

March 18, 2010   30 894         61.66           61.38          61.80

Information as of March 19, 2010:

*         Total outstanding capital: EUR 50 558 284.50
*         Total number of outstanding ordinary shares: 101 116 569
*         Total number of outstanding  subscription rights (each right
          entitles the holder to subscribe to one new ordinary
          share): 3 707 020

Pursuant to Delhaize Group's Articles of Association, the threshold as from which a shareholding needs to be disclosed has been set at 3%.

Notifications of important shareholdings to be made according to the Law of May 2, 2007 or Delhaize Group's Articles of Association should be sent to investor@delhaizegroup.com.

" 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 in revenues and EUR 514 million in net profit (Group share). At the end of 2009, Delhaize Group employed 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
Aurelie Bultynck:                 + 32 2 412 83 61
Barbera Hoppenbrouwers:     + 32 2 412 86 69




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