Delhaize Group
EURONEXT BRUSSELS : DELB
NYSE : DEG
EURONEXT BRUSSELS : DELB.BR

June 12, 2013 02:07 ET

Delhaize Group : Disclosure of Major Shareholding

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwired - Jun 12, 2013) - Pursuant to the Belgian Law of May 2, 2007 relating to the publication of major shareholdings in listed companies, Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB - NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, has received a notification of the threshold of 10% being crossed downwardsby Silchester International Investors LLP which owns 9.98% of Delhaize Group's voting rights.

On June 7, 2013, Silchester International Investors LLP notified Delhaize Group that as of June 6, 2013 Silchester International Investors LLP owned 10 167 223 Delhaize Group shares, representing 9.98% of its voting rights. This is a decrease of 75 338 shares compared to the previous notification of ownership of 10 242 561 shares received on October 22, 2012.

Silchester International Investors LLP is controlled by Silchester Partners Limited, which holds over 90% of its capital interests. Stephen C. Butt, Silchester's Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, and his family control approximately 50.5% of the shares of Silchester Partners Limited.

Silchester International Investors LLP acts as the fully discretionary investment manager for a number of funds, such as Silchester International Investors International Value Equity Taxable Trust, Silchester International Investors International Value Equity Group Trust, Silchester International Investors Tobacco Free International Value Equity Trust, Silchester International Investors International Value Equity Trust and The Cavella Trust.

Silchester International Investors LLP has sole and exclusive proxy voting authority over the Delhaize Group voting rights that are the subject of this disclosure. The notification mentioned however that Silchester International Investors LLP does not act as custodian, and therefore the Delhaize Group shares are not held in its name.


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Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in ten countries on three continents. At the end of the first quarter of 2013, Delhaize Group's sales network consisted of 3 411 stores. In 2012, Delhaize Group posted EUR22.6 billion ($29.0 billion) in revenues and EUR104 million ($134 million) in net profit (Group share). At the end of 2012, Delhaize Group employed approximately 158 000 people. Delhaize Group's stock is listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG).

This press release is available in English, French and Dutch. You can also find it on the website http://www.delhaizegroup.com. Questions can be sent to investor@delhaizegroup.com.


Press Release in Pdf: http://hugin.info/133961/R/1708611/566119.pdf



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