SOURCE: Delhaize Group

September 18, 2009 12:10 ET

Disclosure of Major Shareholding

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - September 18, 2009) -

BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 18, 2009 - 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 that the shareholding of AllianceBernstein L.P is below the threshold of 5%. AllianceBernstein L.P. now owns 4.70% of Delhaize Group's voting rights.

On September 15, 2009, AXA Investment Managers Paris notified Delhaize Group that as of September 11, 2009 AllianceBernstein L.P. and its subsidiaries together owned 4 744 084 Delhaize Group shares, representing 4.70% of its voting rights. This is a decrease of 0.30% compared to the previous notification of ownership of 5 033 297 shares received on March 31, 2009.

According to this notification, 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.

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