April 29, 2009 00:43 ET

Ahold Shareholders Adopt 2008 Financial Statements

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - April 29, 2009) - Ahold today held its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) at het Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The meeting was attended by 322 shareholders, representing approximately 734 million shares.

Shareholders adopted Ahold's 2008 financial statements and determined the dividend over 2008 at EUR 0.18 per common share, to be paid on May 18, 2009. Shareholders also adopted all other proposals on the agenda, including the appointments of Lawrence Benjamin to the Corporate Executive Board and Ben Noteboom to the Supervisory Board, the re-appointments of Stephanie Shern and Derk Doijer to the Supervisory Board and the appointment of Deloitte Accountants B.V. as external auditor for the financial year 2009.

Cautionary notice

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