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

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

BRUSSELS, Belgium, August 12, 2013 - 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 

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

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.

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