SOURCE: Delhaize Group

April 12, 2010 06:20 ET

Disclosure of Major Shareholding

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - April 12, 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 April 7, 2010 a notificationof the threshold of 5 % being crossed by UBS AG which now owns 4.98 % of Delhaize Group's voting rights as follows:

                +------------+---------------------+----------------------+
                |            |Number of voting     |Percentage of voting  |
                |            |rights               |       rights         |
+---------------+------------+----------+----------+----------+-----------+
|               |  Previous  | Linked to| Linked to|Linked to | Linked to |
|  Holders of   |notification|securities|securities|securities|securities |
| Voting Rights | (number of | owned by |held by   | owned by |held by UBS|
|               |   voting   |    UBS   |UBS as    |    UBS   |    as     |
|               |   rights)  |          |custodian |          | custodian |
+---------------+------------+----------+----------+----------+-----------+
|UBS Financial  |            |          |          |          |           |
|Services Inc.  |      14 244|          |    14 291|          |      0.01%|
+---------------+------------+----------+----------+----------+-----------+
|UBS Global     |            |          |          |          |           |
|Asset          |            |          |          |          |           |
|Management     |            |          |          |          |           |
|(Americas) Inc.|     529 576|          |   529 046|          |      0.52%|
+---------------+------------+----------+----------+----------+-----------+
|UBS Securities |            |          |          |          |           |
|LLC            |         622|          |         0|          |      0.00%|
+---------------+------------+----------+----------+----------+-----------+
|CCR Asset      |            |          |          |          |           |
|Management     |     200 042|          |   200 042|          |      0.20%|
+---------------+------------+----------+----------+----------+-----------+
|UBS            |            |          |          |          |           |
|(Luxembourg)   |            |          |          |          |           |
|S.A.           |       4 836|          |     4 836|          |      0.00%|
+---------------+------------+----------+----------+----------+-----------+
|UBS AG         |     788 814|   811 986|    20 917|     0.80%|      0.02%|
+---------------+------------+----------+----------+----------+-----------+
|UBS Bank       |            |          |          |          |           |
|(Canada)       |       9 767|          |     9 767|          |      0.01%|
+---------------+------------+----------+----------+----------+-----------+
|UBS Fund       |            |          |          |          |           |
|Management     |            |          |          |          |           |
|(Switzerland)  |            |          |          |          |           |
|AG             |      70 883|          |    54 755|          |      0.05%|
+---------------+------------+----------+----------+----------+-----------+
|UBS Fund       |            |          |          |          |           |
|Services       |            |          |          |          |           |
|(Luxembourg) SA|   2 714 434|          | 2 541 919|          |      2.51%|
+---------------+------------+----------+----------+----------+-----------+
|UBS Global     |            |          |          |          |           |
|Asset          |            |          |          |          |           |
|Management     |            |          |          |          |           |
|(Australia) Ltd|      78 109|          |    78 109|          |      0.08%|
+---------------+------------+----------+----------+----------+-----------+
|UBS Global     |            |          |          |          |           |
|Asset          |            |          |          |          |           |
|Management     |            |          |          |          |           |
|(Canada)       |     211 321|          |   211 321|          |      0.21%|
+---------------+------------+----------+----------+----------+-----------+
|UBS Global     |            |          |          |          |           |
|Asset          |            |          |          |          |           |
|Management     |            |          |          |          |           |
|(Deutschland)  |            |          |          |          |           |
|GmbH           |      10 042|          |    10 042|          |      0.01%|
+---------------+------------+----------+----------+----------+-----------+
|UBS Global     |            |          |          |          |           |
|Asset          |            |          |          |          |           |
|Management     |            |          |          |          |           |
|(Hong Kong) Ltd|      13 785|          |    13 785|          |      0.01%|
+---------------+------------+----------+----------+----------+-----------+
|UBS Global     |            |          |          |          |           |
|Asset          |            |          |          |          |           |
|Management     |            |          |          |          |           |
|(Japan) Ltd    |     143 488|          |   143 688|          |      0.14%|
+---------------+------------+----------+----------+----------+-----------+
|UBS Global     |            |          |          |          |           |
|Asset          |            |          |          |          |           |
|Management     |            |          |          |          |           |
|(Singapore) Ltd|      17 562|          |    17 562|          |      0.02%|
+---------------+------------+----------+----------+----------+-----------+
|UBS Global     |            |          |          |          |           |
|Asset          |            |          |          |          |           |
|Management (UK)|            |          |          |          |           |
|Limited        |     106 295|          |   106 295|          |      0.11%|
+---------------+------------+----------+----------+----------+-----------+
|UBS Global     |            |          |          |          |           |
|Asset          |            |          |          |          |           |
|Management Life|            |          |          |          |           |
|Limited        |     135 063|          |   136 595|          |      0.14%|
+---------------+------------+----------+----------+----------+-----------+
|UBS Global     |            |          |          |          |           |
|Asset          |            |          |          |          |           |
|Management     |            |          |          |          |           |
|Trust Company  |     123 209|          |   130 193|          |      0.13%|
+---------------+------------+----------+----------+----------+-----------+
|UBS Wealth     |            |          |          |          |           |
|Management     |            |          |          |          |           |
|Australia Ltd  |         580|          |       580|          |      0.00%|
+---------------+------------+----------+----------+----------+-----------+
|Total:         |   5 172 672|      5 035 729      |        4.98%         |
+---------------+------------+---------------------+----------------------+

This is a decrease of 0.14% compared to the previous notification of ownership of 5 172 672 voting rights received on March 31, 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.

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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