October 07, 2009 12:21 ET

Ahold to support Sperwer bid for Super de Boer

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - October 7, 2009) -

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Ahold announced today that it has reached agreement in principle with Sperwer to purchase approximately 40 Super de Boer stores in the event that Sperwer's intended bid for Super de Boer is successful.

Sperwer announced on October 5, 2009 its intention to make a cash bid of EUR 4.50 per share for Super de Boer. It has also offered the alternative option of acquiring all Super de Boer assets and liabilities. Today Sperwer received permission from Super de Boer's management and supervisory boards to start due diligence.

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