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Ahold, Delhaize set to take vote

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BRUSSELS — Delhaize Group and Koninklijke Ahold N.V. announced earlier this month that they have respectively called Extraordinary General Meetings (EGMs), to be held on March 14, at which their respective shareholders will consider and vote on proposals to approve the intended merger between Delhaize and Ahold.

Delhaize’s EGM will be held in Brussels and Ahold’s in Amsterdam. Both will be held at 2 p.m. on March 14.

Delhaize and Ahold have posted their respective EGM convocation documents and related materials on their respective websites at www.delhaizegroup.com and www.ahold.com.

Delhaize and Ahold also announced that the registration statement on Form F-4 filed by Ahold, which includes a prospectus, was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on January 28. The registration statement will be available through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov, and the U.S. prospectus has been posted by Delhaize and Ahold on their respective websites.

Delhaize and Ahold announced their intention to merge on June 25, when they said the move would create an international retailer with a portfolio of strong, trusted local brands and more than 375,000 associates serving more than 50 million customers each week in the United States and Europe.

The transaction is expected to be completed in mid-2016.


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