DELHAIZE GROUP: DISCLOSURE OF MAJOR SHAREHOLDING

DELHAIZE GROUP: DISCLOSURE OF MAJOR SHAREHOLDING

BRUSSELS, Belgium, October 25, 2012 – Pursuant to the Belgian Law of May 2, 2007 relating to the
publication of major shareholdings in listed companies, Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB –
NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, has received a notification of the threshold of
10% being crossed by Silchester International Investors LLP which owns 10.05% of Delhaize Group’s
voting rights.
On October 22, 2012, Silchester International Investors LLP notified Delhaize Group that as of
October 19, 2012 Silchester International Investors LLP owned 10 242 561 Delhaize Group shares,
representing 10.05% of its voting rights.
This is an increase of 5 115 879 shares compared to the previous notification of ownership
of 5 126 682 shares received on July 1, 2011.
Silchester International Investors LLP is controlled by Silchester Partners Limited, which holds over
90% of its capital interests. Stephen C. Butt, Silchester’s Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, and
his family control approximately 50.5% of the shares of Silchester Partners Limited.
Silchester International Investors LLP acts as the fully discretionary investment manager for a number
of funds, such as Silchester International Investors International Value Equity Taxable Trust,
Silchester International Investors International Value Equity Group Trust, Silchester International
Investors Tobacco Free International Value Equity Trust, Silchester International Investors
International Value Equity Trust and The Cavella Trust.
Silchester International Investors LLP has sole and exclusive proxy voting authority over the Delhaize
Group voting rights that are the subject of this disclosure. The notification mentioned however that
Silchester International Investors LLP does not act as custodian, and therefore the Delhaize Group
shares are not held in its name.
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Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in eleven countries on three continents.
At the end of the second quarter of 2012, Delhaize Group’s sales network consisted of 3 365 stores.
In 2011, Delhaize Group posted € 21.1 billion ($ 29.4 billion) in revenues and € 475 million ($ 661
million) in net profit (Group share). At the end of June 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).

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