Ahold: Ahold reorganizes its head office

                   Ahold: Ahold reorganizes its head office

Zaandam, the Netherlands - On January 16, 2014, Ahold announced that Ahold
Europe would no longer exist as a separate business division. This step was
taken to allow management to focus on the Albert Heijn business to enhance its
customer proposition. The company also announced, that it would continue to
look for ways to streamline the organization's head office functions as part
of its Simplicity program. 

After a detailed review, a number of head office support roles will be made
more efficient, and the commercial activities at Albert Heijn will be
streamlined. This will result in approximately 130 people who will need to
leave the company in the Netherlands. This is part of a total of 210 roles
that will cease to exist, a number that includes vacancies, temporary
contracts, and natural attrition.

A severance agreement has been reached with the Ahold Netherlands Central
Works Council and the "VAHP" (Vereniging Ahold Hoger Personeel). The company
is informing associates in Zaandam today, and the unions will also be notified
of the planned changes.

Currently, Ahold employs approximately 222,000 people globally, of which
94,000 are based in the Netherlands, with 1,500 associates working at its
Zaandam head office.
Ahold reorganizes its head office


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Source: Ahold via Globenewswire
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