SOURCE: Delhaize Group

January 11, 2007 08:42 ET

Delhaize Group Confirms 2006 Sales Release Date

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 11, 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 sales (ended December 2006) on Thursday January 18, 2007 at 8:00 a.m. CET. The press release will be available on Delhaize Group's website ( immediately after its publication.

Following the announcement of the planned sale of Delvita (see press releases of November 9 and November 13, 2006), the Czech activities of Delhaize Group have been reclassified as assets held for sale and discontinued operations. The following page includes the 2005 and 2006 quarterly earnings, adjusted for this reclassification of Delvita.

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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 is a Belgian food retailer present in eight countries on three continents. At the end of September 2006, Delhaize Group's sales network consisted of 2,676 stores. In 2005, Delhaize Group posted EUR 18.6 billion (USD 23.2 billion) in net sales and other revenues and EUR 364.9 million (USD 450.4 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.

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