Delhaize Group Announces Consent Solicitation With Respect To 8.05% Notes Due 2027 And 9.00% Debentures Due 2031

Delhaize Group Announces Consent Solicitation With Respect To 8.05% Notes Due
                      2027 And 9.00% Debentures Due 2031

PR Newswire

BRUSSELS, Aug. 12, 2013

BRUSSELS, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --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.

Delhaize Group

Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in ten
countries on three continents. At the end of the second quarter of 2013,
Delhaize Group's sales network consisted of 3 455 stores. In 2012, Delhaize
Group posted €21.0 billion ($27.0 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).

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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, Delhaize America's acceptance of consents, payment of the consent
fee and execution of supplemental indentures implementing the Proposed
Amendments, the timing of the expiration of the consent solicitation, no
longer issuing long-term debt out of Delhaize America, funding all future
long-term debt capitalfinancing requirements of Delhaize America through debt
issued by Delhaize Group, 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 "projected," "strategy," "may,"
"expect," "anticipate," "intend," "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;
pursuit of the best capital market terms for Delhaize Group and Delhaize
America; and competitive factors. 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, or to make
corrections to reflect future events or developments.

SOURCE Delhaize Group

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