Delhaize Group : Disclosure of acquisition of treasury shares

BRUSSELS, Belgium, Sept. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 17, 2013 - Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB - NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, discloses information with respect to the acquisition of treasury shares required under Article 207 of the Royal Decree of January 30, 2001 implementing the Belgian Companies Code. On September 6, 2013, Delhaize Group acquired 300,000 Delhaize Group American Depositary Shares ("ADS") in an off-exchange transaction at a price of USD 60.61 per ADS in the framework of its U.S. associates' share compensation plan. More information on the company's share buyback program can be found on the website www.delhaizegroup.com. » 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). 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. » Contacts Investor Relations: + 32 2 412 2151 Media Relations: + 32 2 412 8669 Press release in Pdf: http://hugin.info/133961/R/1729469/577802.pdf [HUG#1729469] Source:Delhaize Group