SOURCE: Delhaize Group

February 25, 2010 05:15 ET

Delhaize Group Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Earnings Release Date

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - February 25, 2010) - Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB) (NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, confirms that it will announce its fourth quarter and full year 2009 results (ended December 31, 2009) on Thursday March 11, 2010 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 2009 results during an investor conference call that will start at 03.00 p.m. CET (10.00 a.m. EDT) on March 11, 2010. To participate in the conference call, please call +44 20 7138 0815 (U.K.), +32 2 789 2125 (Belgium) or +1 718 223 2328 (U.S.).

The conference call will also be broadcast live over the internet on March 11, 2010 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 11, 2010.


DELHAIZE GROUP

Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in six countries on three continents. At the end of 2009, Delhaize Group's sales network consisted of 2 732 stores. In 2009, Delhaize Group posted EUR 19.9 billion (USD 27.8 billion) in revenues. In 2008, Delhaize Group posted EUR 467 million (USD 687 million) in net profit (Group share). At the end of 2008, Delhaize Group employed approximately 141 000 people. Delhaize Group's stock 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.


Contacts:
Guy Elewaut:
+32 2 412 29 48
Geert Verellen:
+32 2 412 83 62
Aurélie Bultynck:
+ 32 2 412 83 61
Amy Shue (US investors):
+ 1 704 633 82 50 (ext. 2529)
Barbera Hoppenbrouwers (media):
+ 32 2 412 86 69

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Press release in pdf format: http://hugin.info/133961/R/1388458/346702.pdf

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