Delhaize Group : Disclosure of major shareholding

Delhaize Group : Disclosure of major shareholding 
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM -- (Marketwired) -- 05/03/13 --  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 2 958 401
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 of 4 050 000 shares 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 EUR22.6 billion ($29.0
billion)  in  revenues  and 
EUR104  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 find
it  on  the  website  http://www.delhaizegroup.com.
Questions  can  be sent  to investor@delhaizegroup.com. 
Press release in pdf format: 
http://hugin.info/133961/R/1698847/560316.pdf 
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