SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 under
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the month of August, 2011
Commission File Number: 333-13302
ETABLISSEMENTS DELHAIZE FRÈRES
ET CIE LE LION (GROUPE DELHAIZE)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)*
DELHAIZE BROTHERS AND CO.
THE LION (DELHAIZE GROUP)
(Translation of registrants name into English)*
SQUARE MARIE CURIE 40
1070 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
(Address of principal executive offices)
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Disclosure of Acquisition of Treasury Shares
August 19, 2011 8:00 am CET
DISCLOSURE OF ACQUISITION OF TREASURY SHARES
BRUSSELS, Belgium, August 19, 2011 - Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB - NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, discloses the information with respect to the acquisition of treasury shares required under the article 207 of the Royal Decree of January 30, 2001 implementing the Belgian Company Code.
Delhaize Group has recently acquired the following number of shares on Euronext Brussels in order to hedge exercises of stock options:
|Number of shares
August 10, 2011
August 11, 2011
More information on the modalities of these purchases can be found on the website www.delhaizegroup.com.
» Delhaize Group
Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in eleven countries on three continents. At the end of the second quarter of 2011, Delhaize Group's sales network consisted of 2 842 stores. In 2010, Delhaize Group posted EUR 20.8 billion (USD 27.6 billion) in revenues and EUR 574 million (USD 762 million) in net profit (Group share). At the end of 2010, Delhaize Group employed approximately 138 600 people. Delhaize Group's stock is listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG).
This press release is available in English, French and Dutch. You can also find it on the website http://www.delhaizegroup.com. Questions can be sent to email@example.com.
|Geert Verellen:||+ 32 2 412 83 62|
|Saskia Dheedene:||+ 32 2 412 96 11|
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|Amy Shue (U.S. investors)||+1 704 633 8250 (ext.2529)|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|ETABLISSEMENTS DELHAIZE FRÈRES ET CIE LE LION (GROUPE DELHAIZE)|
|Date: August 22, 2011||By:|
|G. Linn Evans|
|Senior Vice President|