SOURCE: Delhaize Group

April 02, 2010 02:11 ET

Disclosure of Major Shareholding

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - April 2, 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 on March 31, 2010 a notification of the threshold of 5 % being crossed by UBS AG which owns 5.12 % of Delhaize Group's voting rights as follows:

                  +-------------------------+-----------------------------+
                  | Number of voting rights | Percentage of voting rights |
+-----------------+------------+------------+--------------+--------------+
|                 |Linked to   |Linked to   |  Linked to   |  Linked to   |
|Holders of Voting|securities  |securities  |  securities  |  securities  |
|     Rights      |owned by UBS|held by UBS | owned by UBS |held by UBS as|
|                 |            |as custodian|              |  custodian   |
+-----------------+------------+------------+--------------+--------------+
|UBS Financial    |            |            |              |              |
|Services Inc.    |            |      14 244|              |         0.01%|
+-----------------+------------+------------+--------------+--------------+
|UBS Global Asset |            |            |              |              |
|Management       |            |            |              |              |
|(Americas) Inc.  |            |     529 576|              |         0.52%|
+-----------------+------------+------------+--------------+--------------+
|UBS Securities   |            |            |              |              |
|LLC              |         622|            |         0.00%|              |
+-----------------+------------+------------+--------------+--------------+
|CCR Asset        |            |            |              |              |
|Management       |            |     200 042|              |         0.20%|
+-----------------+------------+------------+--------------+--------------+
|UBS (Luxembourg) |            |            |              |              |
|S.A.             |            |       4 836|              |         0.00%|
+-----------------+------------+------------+--------------+--------------+
|UBS AG           |     767 897|      20 917|         0.76%|         0.02%|
+-----------------+------------+------------+--------------+--------------+
|UBS Bank (Canada)|            |       9 767|              |         0.01%|
+-----------------+------------+------------+--------------+--------------+
|UBS Fund         |            |            |              |              |
|Management       |            |            |              |              |
|(Switzerland) AG |            |      70 883|              |         0.07%|
+-----------------+------------+------------+--------------+--------------+
|UBS Fund Services|            |            |              |              |
|(Luxembourg) SA  |            |   2 714 434|              |         2.68%|
+-----------------+------------+------------+--------------+--------------+
|UBS Global Asset |            |            |              |              |
|Management       |            |            |              |              |
|(Australia) Ltd  |            |      78 109|              |         0.08%|
+-----------------+------------+------------+--------------+--------------+
|UBS Global Asset |            |            |              |              |
|Management       |            |            |              |              |
|(Canada)         |            |     211 321|              |         0.21%|
+-----------------+------------+------------+--------------+--------------+
|UBS Global Asset |            |            |              |              |
|Management       |            |            |              |              |
|(Deutschland)    |            |            |              |              |
|GmbH             |            |      10 042|              |         0.01%|
+-----------------+------------+------------+--------------+--------------+
|UBS Global Asset |            |            |              |              |
|Management (Hong |            |            |              |              |
|Kong) Ltd        |            |      13 785|              |         0.01%|
+-----------------+------------+------------+--------------+--------------+
|UBS Global Asset |            |            |              |              |
|Management       |            |            |              |              |
|(Japan) Ltd      |            |     143 488|              |         0.14%|
+-----------------+------------+------------+--------------+--------------+
|UBS Global Asset |            |            |              |              |
|Management       |            |            |              |              |
|(Singapore) Ltd  |            |      17 562|              |         0.02%|
+-----------------+------------+------------+--------------+--------------+
|UBS Global Asset |            |            |              |              |
|Management (UK)  |            |            |              |              |
|Limited          |            |     106 295|              |         0.11%|
+-----------------+------------+------------+--------------+--------------+
|UBS Global Asset |            |            |              |              |
|Management Life  |            |            |              |              |
|Limited          |            |     135 063|              |         0.13%|
+-----------------+------------+------------+--------------+--------------+
|UBS Global Asset |            |            |              |              |
|Management Trust |            |            |              |              |
|Company          |            |     123 209|              |         0.12%|
+-----------------+------------+------------+--------------+--------------+
|UBS Wealth       |            |            |              |              |
|Management       |            |            |              |              |
|Australia Ltd    |            |         580|              |         0.00%|
+-----------------+------------+------------+--------------+--------------+
|Total:           |        5 172 672        |            5.12%            |
+-----------------+-------------------------+-----------------------------+

This is an increase of 0.38% compared to the previous notification of ownership of 4 790 671 voting rights received on March 26, 2010. According to the notification that Delhaize Group received, UBS AG is the parent company of the entities listed above.

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.




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