SOURCE: Delhaize Group

December 30, 2008 12:05 ET

Disclosure Made According to the Requirements of the Belgian Law of May 2, 2007

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - December 30, 2008) -

BRUSSELS, Belgium, December 30, 2008 - Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB - NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, discloses the information required under article 15, § 1 and 18, § 1 of the Law of May 2, 2007 regarding the disclosure of major shareholdings in listed companies following a capital increase resulting from the exercise of subscription rights.

* Total outstanding capital: 50,291,642 EUR

* Total number of outstanding ordinary shares: 100,583,284

* Total number of future voting rights resulting from the potential conversion of convertible bonds into ordinary shares to be issued: 2,995,630

* Total number of outstanding subscription rights as of December 24, 2008 (each right entitles the holder to subscribe to one new ordinary share): 4,147,847

Pursuant to Delhaize Group's Articles of Association, the threshold as from which a shareholding needs to be disclosed has been set at 3%.

Notifications of important shareholdings to be made according to the Law of May 2, 2007 or Delhaize Group's Articles of Association should be sent to

CONTACTS: Geert Verellen: +32 2 412 83 62 Aurélie Bultynck: +32 2 412 83 61

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