Delhaize Group Announces Consent Solicitation With Respect To 8.05% Notes Due 207 And 9.00% Debentures Due 2031

Delhaize Group Announces Consent Solicitation With Respect To 8.05% Notes Due 
207 And 9.00% Debentures Due 2031 
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM -- (Marketwired) -- 08/12/13 --  Delhaize  Group
(EURONEXT BRUSSELS: DELB) (NYSE: DEG), the Belgian  international
food retailer,  announced today that its subsidiary  Delhaize 
America,  LLC  ("Delhaize  America"  or  the "Issuer") has commenced 
a consent solicitation with respect to proposed amendments
("Proposed
Amendments")  to  the  indentures  (the  "Indentures") 
governing  the Issuer's
$70,697,000   outstanding   8.05% Notes   due
  2027 (CUSIP  No. 344775AC5) and $271,406,000  outstanding  9.00%
Debentures  due  2031 (CUSIP Nos. 246688AF2 and 246688AB1)
(collectively,  the "Securities"), upon the  terms and subject to the
conditions  set  forth  in  the  Consent  Solicitation  Statement 
dated August
12, 2013 (the "Consent Solicitation Statement"). 
Delhaize America is soliciting consents from holders of record of the
Securities
("Holders")  as of 5:00 p.m.,  New York City  time, on
August 9, 2013 (such date
and time, the "Record Date"). The purpose
of the Proposed Amendments is to amend
certain  provisions in  the
Delhaize  America Indentures  to align them with the corresponding 
provisions of the indentures under which Delhaize Group
(Delhaize
America's  ultimate parent company)  has issued its  debt
securities. We plan to issue  any future  long-term debt  through
Delhaize  Group and  to cease issuing
long-term  debt through 
Delhaize America,  which has  not issued long-term debt
since  2001.
Notwithstanding  the  Proposed  Amendments,  all  other  terms
and
conditions  to  the  Indentures  will  remain  unchanged,
including the existing
covenants restricting liens and sale and
lease-back transactions. 
The Proposed Amendments to the Indentures are described in detail in
the Consent
Solicitation  Statement.  Holders  of  the  Securities
should carefully read and consider the information in the Consent
Solicitation Statement. 
Delhaize America is offering a consent fee of $15.00 per $1,000
principal amount
of  its Securities to Holders that validly provide
their consent to the Proposed
Amendments  by  5:00 p.m.,  New  York 
City  time  on  August 20, 2013.  Delhaize
America's  obligation to 
accept consents  and pay  a consent  fee to consenting
Holders  is
subject to the  conditions as set forth  in the Consent
Solicitation
Statement. 
BofA  Merrill  Lynch  is  acting  as  the  Solicitation  Agent  for 
the consent
solicitation.  D.F. King  & Co.,  Inc., is  acting as  the
Information Agent and Tabulation  Agent. Questions concerning the
terms of this solicitation should be directed  to  BofA  Merrill 
Lynch  at  (888) 292-0070 (U.S. Toll-Free) or (980)
683-3215
(Collect).  Requests for assistance  in completing the  consent form
or requests  for additional copies of the  Consent Solicitation
Statement should be directed  to D.F. King &  Co., Inc. at (800) 
967-7635 (U.S. Toll-Free) or (212)
269-5550 (Collect)or by email at
Delhaize@dfking.com. 
This  announcement is for information  purposes only and is  neither
an offer to sell  nor  a  solicitation  of  an  offer  to  buy  any 
Securities or any other
securities.  This  announcement  is  also 
not  a  solicitation of consents with
respect  to  the  Proposed 
Amendments  or  any  securities. The solicitation of consents  is not
 being made  in any  jurisdiction in  which, or  to or from any
person  to  or  from  whom,  it  is  unlawful  to  make  such
solicitation under
applicable U.S. state or non-U.S. securities or
"blue sky" laws. 
Press release in pdf: http://hugin.info/133961/R/1722323/573772.pdf 
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[HUG#1722323] 
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