SOURCE: Delhaize Group

March 01, 2007 09:40 ET

Delhaize Group Announces Fourth Quarter and Full year 2006 Earnings Release Date

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 1, 2007 -- Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels:DELB) (NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, confirms that it will announce its fourth quarter and full year 2006 results (ended December 31, 2006) on Thursday March 15, 2007 at 8:00 a.m. CET. The press release will be available on Delhaize Group's website (www.delhaizegroup.com) immediately after its publication.

The Delhaize Group management team will discuss the fourth quarter and full year 2006 results during an investor conference call that will start at 03.00 p.m. CET (10.00 a.m. EDT) on March 15, 2007. To participate in the conference call, please call

* + 32 2 290 1407 (Belgium);

* + 44 20 7162 0025 (U.K.); or

* + 1 334 323 6201 (U.S.)

with "Delhaize" as password.

The conference call will also be broadcast live over the internet on March 15, 2007 at 03.00 p.m. CET (10.00 a.m. EDT) at www.delhaizegroup.com. An audio replay of this webcast will be available at the same website starting at 06.00 p.m. CET (01.00 p.m. EDT) on March 15, 2007.

CONTACTS

Guy Elewaut: + 32 2 412 29 48

Geoffroy d'Oultremont: + 32 2 412 83 21

Hans Michiels: + 32 2 412 83 30

Ruth Kinzey (U.S. media): + 1 704 633 82 50 (ext. 2118)

Amy Shue (U.S. investors): + 1 704 633 82 50 (ext. 2529)

DELHAIZE GROUP

Delhaize Group is a Belgian food retailer present in eight countries on three continents. At the end of 2006, Delhaize Group's sales network consisted of 2,705 stores. In 2006, Delhaize Group posted EUR 19.2 billion (USD 24.1 billion) in net sales and other revenues. In 2005, Delhaize Group posted EUR 364.9 million (USD 454.0 million) in net profit. At the end of 2005, Delhaize Group employed approximately 135,700 people. Delhaize Group is listed on Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG).

Certain statements contained in this press release and related statements by management may be deemed to be forward- looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including those described in Delhaize Group's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Delhaize Group undertakes no obligation to update this forward- looking information except as required by law.

Earnings Release Date: http://hugin.info/133961/R/1109062/200683.pdf

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