June 12, 2007 02:32 ET

Ahold appoints Kimberly Ross Deputy Chief Financial Officer

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) -

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 12, 2007 - Ahold today announced the appointment of Kimberly Ross as Deputy Chief Financial Officer. Ross is currently Senior Vice President and Chief of Tax and Treasury. In the new role of Deputy CFO, she will be responsible for Ahold's Tax, Treasury, M&A, and Accounting and Reporting functions.

Ross' new role becomes effective on July 1, 2007. She will report to John Rishton, who on the same date assumes his responsibilities as Acting President and CEO of Ahold, in addition to his role as CFO. Ross has been with Ahold since 2001. Prior to joining the company, she worked for Ernst & Young and Joseph E Seagram & Sons in New York.

Andy Nash, currently Senior Vice President Strategic Analysis & Support, has been appointed Senior Vice President Treasury, also effective July 1, 2007. Nash will report to Ross.

Ahold Press Office: +31 (0)20 509 5343

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