The Bank of New York Selected by Delhaize Group For Its Listed ADR Program

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Bank of New York

    NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bank of New York announced today
 that it has been selected by Delhaize Group as the depositary bank for its
 sponsored American depositary receipt (ADR) program.  Each Delhaize Group ADR
 will represent one ordinary share.  The ADRs will trade on the New York Stock
 Exchange under the symbol "DEG."  The company's shares are listed on Euronext
 Brussels, the Brussels Stock Exchange.
     Delhaize Group is a food retailer headquartered in Belgium that merged
 with Delhaize America on April 25, 2001. At the end of 2000, Delhaize Group's
 sales network consisted of 2,310 stores in ten countries on three continents.
 In 2000, Delhaize Group achieved sales of EUR 18.2 billion (USD 16.8 billion)
 and net earnings of EUR 160.7 million (USD 148.1 million).
     The Bank of New York is the world's largest depositary for American and
 global depositary receipts allowing non-U.S. companies to offer
 dollar-denominated securities to investors worldwide. The Bank currently
 issues depositary receipts for more than 1,400 programs representing
 70 countries and accounts for 65% of all public sponsored depositary receipt
 programs.
     This announcement is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to
 buy any securities.  The offering is made only by means of the prospectus.
     The Bank of New York was founded in 1784 by Alexander Hamilton and is the
 nation's oldest bank.  It is the principal subsidiary of The Bank of New York
 Company, Inc. (NYSE:   BK), a financial holding company.  With over $73 billion
 in total assets as of March 31, 2001, the Company provides a complete range of
 banking and other financial services to corporations and individuals worldwide
 through its basic businesses, namely, Securities Servicing and Global Payment
 Services, Corporate Banking, BNY Asset Management and Private Client Services,
 Retail Banking, and Global Market Services.  Additional information on the
 Company is available at http://www.bankofny.com.
 
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SOURCE Bank of New York
    NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bank of New York announced today
 that it has been selected by Delhaize Group as the depositary bank for its
 sponsored American depositary receipt (ADR) program.  Each Delhaize Group ADR
 will represent one ordinary share.  The ADRs will trade on the New York Stock
 Exchange under the symbol "DEG."  The company's shares are listed on Euronext
 Brussels, the Brussels Stock Exchange.
     Delhaize Group is a food retailer headquartered in Belgium that merged
 with Delhaize America on April 25, 2001. At the end of 2000, Delhaize Group's
 sales network consisted of 2,310 stores in ten countries on three continents.
 In 2000, Delhaize Group achieved sales of EUR 18.2 billion (USD 16.8 billion)
 and net earnings of EUR 160.7 million (USD 148.1 million).
     The Bank of New York is the world's largest depositary for American and
 global depositary receipts allowing non-U.S. companies to offer
 dollar-denominated securities to investors worldwide. The Bank currently
 issues depositary receipts for more than 1,400 programs representing
 70 countries and accounts for 65% of all public sponsored depositary receipt
 programs.
     This announcement is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to
 buy any securities.  The offering is made only by means of the prospectus.
     The Bank of New York was founded in 1784 by Alexander Hamilton and is the
 nation's oldest bank.  It is the principal subsidiary of The Bank of New York
 Company, Inc. (NYSE:   BK), a financial holding company.  With over $73 billion
 in total assets as of March 31, 2001, the Company provides a complete range of
 banking and other financial services to corporations and individuals worldwide
 through its basic businesses, namely, Securities Servicing and Global Payment
 Services, Corporate Banking, BNY Asset Management and Private Client Services,
 Retail Banking, and Global Market Services.  Additional information on the
 Company is available at http://www.bankofny.com.
 
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