Delhaize Group : Delhaize Group : Disclosure of major shareholding

      Delhaize Group : Delhaize Group : Disclosure of major shareholding

BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 3, 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 
3% being crossed downwards by Rebelco  SA, subsidiary of Sofina SA,which  owns 
2.90% of Delhaize Group's voting rights.

On April 30, 2013, Sofina SA notified Delhaize Group that as of April 24, 2013
Sofina SA  owned  through its  wholly-owned  subsidiary Rebelco  SA  2958401 
Delhaize Group shares, representing 2.90% of its voting rights.

This is a decrease of 1 091  599 shares compared to the previous  notification 
of ownership of4050000shares dated October 23, 2008.

» Delhaize Group

Delhaize Group  is  a  Belgian  international food  retailer  present  in  ten 
countries on three  continents. At  the end  of 2012,  Delhaize Group's  sales 
network consisted  of 3  451  stores. In  2012,  Delhaize Group  posted  €22.6 
billion ($29.0 billion)  in revenues and  €104 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 
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