Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-12-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 2,287,209 Ahold common shares in the period from November 24, 2014 up to and including November 28, 2014.

The shares were repurchased at an average price of €14.0989 per share for a total consideration of €32.25 million. These repurchases were made as part of the €500 million share buyback program announced on February 28, 2013 as increased by €1.5 billion to a total amount of €2 billion announced on June 4, 2013.

The total number of shares repurchased under this program to date is 149,975,651 common shares for a total consideration of €1,949.66 million.

During the share buyback program, Ahold publishes a press release every Monday with a weekly update. Click here to view all the relevant information of these these weekly updates. Separate weekly press releases are available upon request. Please send an email to communications@ahold.com if you would like to receive one or more of these weekly releases.

Russia’s largest food retailer “Magnit” announces the opening of its 77th and 78th “Magnit Family” stores

Krasnodar, Russia, 2014-12-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — PJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest food retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce the opening of the new “Magnit Family” stores.

Please be informed that on November 29, 2014 the Company has opened its 77th and 78th “Magnit Family” stores.

The 77th “Magnit Family” store is located at 81и, Krasnoarmeiskaya street, Kamen-na-Obi, Altai krai, Siberian federal region. Assortment of the store consists of about 5,400 SKUs, out of which about 74% are food items. There are 13 cash desks installed in the sales area. The outlet is leased by the Company. The hypermarket is open 7 days a week from 8 am to 10 pm.

The 78th “Magnit Family” store is located at 93, Lenina street, Ust-Labinsk, Krasnodar krai, Southern federal region. Assortment of the store consists of about 4,100 SKUs, out of which about 86% are food items. There are 12 cash desks installed in the sales area. The outlet is leased by the Company. The
hypermarket is open 7 days a week from 9 am to 10 pm1.

For further information, please contact:
Timothy Post Director, Investor Relations
Email: post@magnit.ru
Office: +7-861-277-4554 x 17600
Mobile: +7-961-511-7678
Direct Line: +7-861-277-4562

Dina Svishcheva Deputy Director, Investor Relations
Email: Chistyak@magnit.ru
Office: +7-861-277-45-54 x 15101
Mobile: +7-961-511-0202
Direct Line: +7-861-277-4562
1 At the weekend the hypermarket is open from 8 am to 10 pm

Company description:
Magnit is Russia’s largest food retailer. Founded in 1994, the company is headquartered in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar. As of September 30, 2014, Magnit operated 25 distribution centers and over 9,020 stores (7,891 convenience, 243 hypermarkets, and 886 drogerie stores) in approximately 2,000 cities and towns throughout 7 federal regions of the Russian Federation. In accordance with the reviewed IFRS consolidated financial statements for 1H 2014, Magnit had revenues of $9,979 million USD and an EBITDA of $1,045 million USD. Magnit’s local shares are traded on the Moscow Stock Exchange (MICEX: MGNT) and its GDRs on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: MGNT) and it has a credit rating from Standard & Poor’s of BB. Measured by market capitalization, Magnit is one of the largest retailers in

Carrefour reinforces its presence across France with the completion of Dia France acquisition

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2014-12-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour announces today that it has completed the acquisition of Dia France.

This transaction is in line with Carrefour’s multi-format and multi-channel expansion strategy. It allows Carrefour to reinforce its presence across France to better serve its clients.

The integration of Dia by Carrefour now enters a new stage. The teams will work closely together to define priorities and continue their long-term development.


Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety completes acquisition of the Workwear Group of Pacific Brands Limited

PERTH, Australia, 2014-12-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — The acquisition of the Workwear Group of Pacific Brands Limited (ASX:PBG) by Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety (WIS) has been completed.

The acquired business has a suite of iconic industrial workwear brands, including Hard Yakka, KingGee and Stubbies, and supplies uniforms and imagewear to leading airlines, financial service providers and other large corporates through NNT and Incorporatewear (UK), as well as supplying defence and emergency services customers in Australia and New Zealand.

Wesfarmers Managing Director Richard Goyder welcomed the completion of the acquisition, along with the 1000 new employees in five countries who join the Wesfarmers Group today.

WIS Managing Director Olivier Chretien said a transition period would now commence, including strengthening the Workwear business and establishing a platform for future growth.

“Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety looks forward to bringing together its customer relationships, distribution channels and industrial workwear offer with these new leading brands to deliver growth, an expanded offer to customers and development opportunities in new markets,” Mr Chretien said.

Wesfarmers announced on 26 August 2014 that Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety had entered into an agreement to acquire the Workwear Group for $180 million. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission advised on 20 November 2014 that it would not oppose the acquisition.

For further information:

Cathy Bolt
Media & External Affairs Manager
+61 8 9327 4423 or +61 417 813 804

Mark Scatena
General Manager, Investor Relations & Planning
+61 8 9327 4416 or +61 439 979 398