SOURCE: Delhaize Group

November 15, 2010 02:21 ET

Disclosure of Major Shareholding

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - November 15, 2010) - 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 notificationof the threshold of 5% being crossed by AllianceBernstein L.P. which owns 5.04% of Delhaize Group's voting rights.

On November 10, 2010, AXA Investment Managers Paris notified Delhaize Group that as of November 8, 2010 AllianceBernstein L.P. and its subsidiaries together owned 5 109 695 Delhaize Group shares, representing 5.04% of its voting rights.

This is an increase of 1 377 209 shares compared to the previous notification of ownership of 3 732 486 shares received on October 5, 2010.

According to the notification that Delhaize Group received from AXA Investment Managers Paris on November 10, 2010, 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 third quarter of 2010, Delhaize Group's sales network consisted of 2 760 stores. In 2009, Delhaize Group posted EUR 19.9 billion (USD 27.8 billion) in revenues and EUR 514 million (USD 717 million) in net profit (Group share). At the end of 2009, Delhaize Group employed approximately 138 000 people. Delhaize Group's stock is listed on Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG).

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