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Delhaize Groupe Announces Second Quarter 2006 Earnings Release Date


BRUSSELS, Belgium, August 1, 2006 – Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels:DELB) (NYSE:DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, confirms that it will announce its second quarter 2006 results (ended June 30, 2006) on Thursday August 10, 2006 at 8:00 a.m. CET. The press release will be available immediately after its publication on Delhaize Group’s website at

The Delhaize Group management team will discuss the second quarter 2006 financial results during an investors’ conference call that will start at 03.00 p.m. CET (09.00 a.m. EST) on August 10, 2006. To participate in the conference call, please call +44 20 7162 0125 (U.K.), +1 334 420 4950 (U.S.) or +32 2 290 1411 (Belgium), with “Delhaize” as password.

The conference call will also be broadcast live over the internet on August 10, 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 August 10, 2006.

Delhaize Group
Delhaize Group is a Belgian food retailer present in eight countries on three continents. At the end of March 2006, Delhaize Group’s sales network consisted of 2,644 stores. In 2005, Delhaize Group posted EUR 18.6 billion (USD 23.2 billion) in net sales and other revenues and EUR 364.9 million (USD 450.4 million) in net profit. At the end of 2005, Delhaize Group employed approximately 135,700 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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