December 18, 2007 02:45 ET

Ahold Agrees to Settlement with Miller

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - December 18, 2007) -

Amsterdam, the Netherlands - Ahold today announced that it has agreed to a settlement with James Miller, the former CEO of its former subsidiary U.S. Foodservice. Under the settlement, Miller agrees to pay Ahold USD 8 million.

The pending litigation between Ahold and James Miller will be terminated. The settlement does not imply acknowledgement of liability by James Miller.

Ahold Press Office: +31 (0)20 509 5291

Forward-looking statements notice

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws. Ahold intends that these statements be covered by the safe harbors created under these laws. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements as to the expected outcome of the settlement between Ahold and James Miller. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties relate to factors that are beyond Ahold's ability to control or estimate precisely. Many of these risk factors are discussed in Ahold's public filings. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Ahold does not undertake any obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release, except as may be required by applicable securities laws. Outside the Netherlands, Koninklijke Ahold N.V., being its registered name, presents itself under the name of "Royal Ahold" or simply "Ahold."

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