Delhaize Group discloses acquisition of Belgian treasury shares, says it made move to hedge exercises of stock options

BRUSSELS , August 19, 2011 () – Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB) (NYSE: DEG - News), the Belgian international food retailer, discloses the information with respect to the acquisition of treasury shares required under the article 207 of the Royal Decree of January 30, 2001 implementing the Belgian Company Code.

Delhaize Group has recently acquired the following number of shares on Euronext Brussels in order to hedge exercises of stock options:

               |Number of  | Average unit  | Lowest unit  | Highest unit |
| Purchase date |  shares   |purchase price |purchase price|purchase price|
|               |purchased  | (in EUR)      | (in EUR)     | (in EUR)     |
+---------------+-----------+---------------+--------------+--------------+
|August 10, 2011|    120 000|     45.84     |    44.78     |    47.76     |
+---------------+-----------+---------------+--------------+--------------+
|August 11, 2011|    105 000|     45.14     |    44.34     |    45.87     |
+---------------+-----------+---------------+--------------+--------------+


» Delhaize Group

Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in eleven countries on three continents. At the end of the second quarter of 2011, Delhaize Group's sales network consisted of 2 842 stores. In 2010, Delhaize Group posted EUR 20.8 billion (USD 27.6 billion) in revenues and EUR 574 million (USD 762 million) in net profit (Group share). At the end of 2010, Delhaize Group employed approximately 138 600 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.

Press release in pdf format: http://hugin.info/133961/R/1539418/470463.pdf

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