Delhaize Group

July 18, 2011 02:16 ET

Delhaize Group: Disclosure of Major Shareholding

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2011) - Pursuant to the Belgian Law of May 2, 2007 relating to the publication of major shareholdings in listed companies, Delhaize Group (BRUX: DELB) (NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, has received a notificationof the threshold of 3% being crossed downwards by AllianceBernstein L.P. which owns 2.98% of Delhaize Group's voting rights.

On July 13, 2011, AXA Investment Managers Paris notified Delhaize Group that as of July 11, 2011 AllianceBernstein L.P. and its subsidiaries together owned 3 037 195 Delhaize Group shares, representing 2.98% of its voting rights.

This is a decrease of 1 987 713 shares compared to the previous notification of ownership of 5 024 908 shares received on June 1, 2011.

According to the notification that Delhaize Group received from AXA Investment Managers Paris on July 13, 2011, AllianceBernstein L.P. is a holding company of the AXA Group which owns management companies and companies providing investment services for the account of third parties. AXA Investment Managers Paris indicated that AllianceBernstein L.P. and its subsidiaries for the account of which this notification has been made, act independently of any other entity of AXA Group.

Delhaize Group

Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in six countries on three continents. At the end of the first quarter of 2011, Delhaize Group's sales network consisted of 2 816 stores. In 2010, Delhaize Group posted EUR 20.8 billion (USD 27.6 billion) in revenues and EUR 574 million (USD 762 million) in net profit (Group share). At the end of 2010, Delhaize Group employed approximately 138 600 people. Delhaize Group's stock is listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG).

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