Delhaize America Shareholders Approve Share Exchange

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Delhaize America, Inc.

    NEW YORK, N.Y., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Delhaize America Inc.
 (NYSE:   DZA DZB) shareholders today approved a share exchange agreement
 whereupon Delhaize Group will exchange all outstanding shares of Delhaize
 America it does not already own for Delhaize Group ordinary shares or Delhaize
 Group American Depositary Shares (ADRs).  Ninety-five percent of Class A
 shareholders, and more than 93 percent of Class B shareholders casting ballots
 approved the share exchange.
     Prior to today's vote, Delhaize Group owned approximately 37% of Delhaize
 America's Class A shares, and approximately 56% of Delhaize America's Class B
 shares.
     A letter of transmittal and election forms will be mailed to all
 shareholders in the coming weeks, along with instructions for exchanging
 Delhaize America stock certificates for either Delhaize Group ordinary shares
 or Delhaize Group American Depositary Shares (ADRs).  Delhaize Group ordinary
 shares trade on Euronext Brussels under the "DELB" ticker and Delhaize Group
 ADRs will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the "DEG" ticker.
     Delhaize America, based in Salisbury, N.C., is the fifth largest
 supermarket retailer in the U.S operating 1,400 supermarkets under the banners
 of Food Lion, Hannaford Bros., and Kash n' Karry.  Delhaize Group is a global
 food retailer operating more than 2,300 stores in 10 countries.  For more
 information, please visit our website at www.delhaizeamerica.com or
 www.delhaizegroup.com
 
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    NEW YORK, N.Y., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Delhaize America Inc.
 (NYSE:   DZA DZB) shareholders today approved a share exchange agreement
 whereupon Delhaize Group will exchange all outstanding shares of Delhaize
 America it does not already own for Delhaize Group ordinary shares or Delhaize
 Group American Depositary Shares (ADRs).  Ninety-five percent of Class A
 shareholders, and more than 93 percent of Class B shareholders casting ballots
 approved the share exchange.
     Prior to today's vote, Delhaize Group owned approximately 37% of Delhaize
 America's Class A shares, and approximately 56% of Delhaize America's Class B
 shares.
     A letter of transmittal and election forms will be mailed to all
 shareholders in the coming weeks, along with instructions for exchanging
 Delhaize America stock certificates for either Delhaize Group ordinary shares
 or Delhaize Group American Depositary Shares (ADRs).  Delhaize Group ordinary
 shares trade on Euronext Brussels under the "DELB" ticker and Delhaize Group
 ADRs will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the "DEG" ticker.
     Delhaize America, based in Salisbury, N.C., is the fifth largest
 supermarket retailer in the U.S operating 1,400 supermarkets under the banners
 of Food Lion, Hannaford Bros., and Kash n' Karry.  Delhaize Group is a global
 food retailer operating more than 2,300 stores in 10 countries.  For more
 information, please visit our website at www.delhaizeamerica.com or
 www.delhaizegroup.com
 
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