Delhaize Group : Delhaize Group : Disclosure of major shareholding

      Delhaize Group : Delhaize Group : Disclosure of major shareholding

BRUSSELS, Belgium, August 7, 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  5% 
being crossed downwardsby BlackRock which  now owns 4.95% of Delhaize  Group's 
voting rights as follows:

                                     Number of voting  Current      Current
      Holders of voting rights         rights from    number of  percentage of
                                         previous       voting   voting rights
                                       notification     rights
BlackRock, Inc.                             0             0          0.00%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC                   7 230         7 230        0.01%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.     128 772       130 091       0.13%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC     102 469       102 557       0.10%
BlackRock Investment Management           10 810        10 810       0.01%
(Australia) Limited
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A.               10 743        10 743       0.01%
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V.              18 110        18 110       0.02%
BlackRock Fund Managers Limited           44 032        44 032       0.04%
BlackRock Life Limited                   412 170       408 539       0.40%
BlackRock Asset Management Australia      46 648        45 802       0.04%
Limited
BlackRock Asset Management Canada         37 377        37 377       0.04%
Limited
BlackRock Asset Management               251 540       251 540       0.25%
Deutschland AG
BlackRock Asset Management Ireland       478 899       479 094       0.47%
Limited
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited          438 090       369 896       0.36%
BlackRock Fund Advisors                  583 106       590 818       0.58%
BlackRock International Limited           22 843        23 208       0.02%
BlackRock Institutional Trust           2 294 394     2 294 292      2.25%
Company, National Association
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.                175 360       175 884       0.17%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK)      46 261        46 467       0.05%
Limited
iShares (DE) I
Investmentaktiengesellschaft mit          6 061         6 061        0.01%
Teilvermögen
TOTAL                                   5 114 915     5 052 551      4.95%

On August  2,  2013, BlackRock  Investment  Management (UK)  Limited  notified 
Delhaize Group that  as of July31,2013  BlackRock owned 5  052 551  Delhaize 
Group shares, representing 4.95% of its voting rights. The denominator is  102 
095 604 shares.

According to  the notification  that Delhaize  Group received  from  BlackRock 
Investment Management (UK) Limited  on August 2, 2013  BlackRock, Inc. is  the 
ultimate controller of the legal  entities listed above. The latter,  however, 
are the discretionary investment managers that hold the Delhaize Group  shares 
and exercise the voting rights.

»Delhaize Group

Delhaize Group  is  a  Belgian  international food  retailer  present  in  ten 
countries on  three continents.  At the  end  of the  first quarter  of  2013, 
Delhaize Group's sales network  consisted of 3 411  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 
find it on the website http://www.delhaizegroup.com. Questions can be sent  to 
investor@delhaizegroup.com.

» Contacts

Investor Relations: + 32 2 412 2151
Media Relations: + 32 2 412 8669

             cautionary note regarding forward looking statements

Statements that  are  included or  incorporated  by reference  in  this  press 
release and  other written  and oral  statements  made from  time to  time  by 
Delhaize Group and  its representatives, other  than statements of  historical 
fact, which address  activities, events and  developments that Delhaize  Group 
expects or anticipates  will or may  occur in the  future, including,  without 
limitation, expected  costs savings  the closing,  conversion and  opening  of 
stores, the expected effect of the portfolio optimization, anticipated revenue
and  net  profit  growth,  strategic   options,  future  strategies  and   the 
anticipated benefits of  these strategies and  operating profit guidance,  are 
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities
laws that  are  subject  to risks  and  uncertainties.  These  forward-looking 
statements generally can be identified as statements that include phrases such
as  "guidance,"  "outlook,"   "projected,"  "believe,"  "target,"   "predict," 
"estimate," "forecast,"  "strategy,"  "may," "goal,"  "expect,"  "anticipate," 
"intend," "plan," "foresee," "likely," "will," "should" or other similar words
or phrases. Although such statements are based on current information,  actual 
outcomes and results may differ materially from those projected depending upon
a variety of factors,  including, but not limited  to, changes in the  general 
economy or the markets of Delhaize  Group, in strategy, in consumer  spending, 
in inflation  or currency  exchange  rates or  in legislation  or  regulation; 
competitive factors; adverse determination  with respect to claims;  inability 
to timely  develop, remodel,  integrate, open,  convert or  close stores;  and 
supply  or  quality  control  problems  with  vendors.  Additional  risks  and 
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from  those 
stated or implied by such forward-looking statements are described in Delhaize
Group's most  recent Annual  Report on  Form 20-F  and other  filings made  by 
Delhaize Group with the  U.S. Securities and  Exchange Commission, which  risk 
factors are incorporated  herein by  reference. Delhaize  Group disclaims  any 
obligation to  update  developments  of  these risk  factors  or  to  announce 
publicly any revision to  any of the  forward-looking statements contained  in 
this release, including operating profit  guidance, or to make corrections  to 
reflect future events or developments.


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