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Delhaize Group Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2005 Earnings Release Date


BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 1, 2006 – Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels:DELB) (NYSE:DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, confirms that it will announce its fourth quarter and full year 2005 results (ended December 31, 2005) on Wednesday March 15, 2006 at 8:00 a.m. CET. The press release will be available immediately after its publication on the Delhaize Group’s website at

The Delhaize Group management team will be discussing the fourth quarter and full year 2005 financial results during an investors’ conference call that will start at 03.00 p.m. CET (09.00 a.m. EST) on March 15, 2006. To participate in the conference call, please call:
+ 32 2 290 1407 (Belgium);
+ 44 20 7162 0025 (U.K.); or
+ 1 334 323 6201 (U.S.)
with “Delhaize” as password.

The conference call will also be broadcast live over the internet on March 15, 2006 at 03.00 p.m. CET (09.00 a.m. EST) at An audio replay of this webcast will be available at the same website starting at 06.00 p.m. CET (12.00 p.m. EST) on March 15, 2006.

Delhaize Group
Delhaize Group is a Belgian food retailer present in eight countries on three continents. At the end of 2005, Delhaize Group’s sales network consisted of 2,636 stores. In 2005, Delhaize Group posted EUR 18.6 billion (USD 23.2 billion) in net sales and other revenues. In 2004, Delhaize Group recorded EUR 299.8 million (USD 372.9 million) in net profit. At the end of 2004, Delhaize Group employed approximately 138,000 people. Delhaize Group is listed on Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG).

Certain statements contained in this press release and related statements by management may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including those described in Delhaize Group’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Delhaize Group undertakes no obligation to update this forward-looking information except as required by law.


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