Ahold Delhaize commences €2 billion share buyback program; to be completed before the end of 2018

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2018-Jan-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize today commences the €2 billion share buyback program announced on November 8, 2017 and expects to complete the program before the end of 2018. The former €1 billion share buyback program was successfully completed on December 29, 2017.

Maintaining a balanced approach between funding growth in key channels and returning excess liquidity to shareholders is part of Ahold Delhaize’s financial framework to support its Better Together strategy. The purpose of the program is to reduce the capital of Ahold Delhaize, by cancelling all or part of the common shares acquired through the program.

The program will be executed by intermediaries allowing the execution of share repurchases in the open market during open and closed periods. The program will be executed within the limits of relevant laws and regulations, the existing authority granted by Ahold Delhaize shareholders in their annual general meeting on April 12, 2017 and such authority to be granted in their annual general meeting on April 11, 2018.

Ahold Delhaize will provide regular updates on the progress of the program by means of press releases, which are also available at www.aholddelhaize.com/en/media/.

 

Cautionary notice
This communication includes forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Words such as expects, 2018, maintaining, strategy, purpose, to reduce, cancelling, will be, to be and progress or other similar words or expressions are typically used to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that are difficult to predict and that may cause actual results of Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. (the “Company”) to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to the risk factors set forth in the Company’s public filings with and other disclosures. Forward-looking statements reflect the current views of the Company’s management and assumptions based on information currently available to the Company’s management. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the Company does not assume any obligation to update such statements, except as required by law.

SOURCE: Ahold Delhaize

MEDIA CONTACT
Ellen van Ginkel
Director External Communications
media.relations@aholddelhaize.com
+31 88 6595134

AHOLD UPDATES ON ITS SHARE BUYBACK PROGRAM FROM January 23, 2017 UP TO AND INCLUDING January 27, 2017

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2017-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize repurchased 1,213,909 of Ahold Delhaize common shares in the period from January 23, 2017 up to and including January 27, 2017. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €19.94 per share for a total consideration of € 24.2 million. These repurchases were made as part of the €1 billion share buyback program announced on December 7, 2016.

The total number of shares repurchased under this program to date is 3,540,266 common shares for a total consideration of €70.1 million.

Download the share buyback transactions excel sheet for detailed individual transaction information from www.aholddelhaize.com/en/investors/shareholders/share-buy-back-programs/

Contact:

Ellen van Ginkel
Director External Communications
media.relations@aholddelhaize.com
+31 88 6595134

Source: Ahold Delhaize

Ahold updates on its share buyback program from March 30, 2015 up to and including April 3, 2015

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2015-4-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 120,000 Ahold common shares in the period from March 30, 2015 up to and including April 3, 2015.

The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 18.4048 per share for a total consideration of € 2.21 million. These repurchases were made as part of the € 500 million share buyback program announced on February 26, 2015.

The total number of shares repurchased under this program to date is 1,995,944 common shares for a total consideration of € 36.12 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.

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Ahold commenced the €500 million share buyback program announced on February 26, 2015

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2015-3-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold today commenced the €500 million share buyback program announced on February 26, 2015 and expected to be finalized within 12 months.

The purpose of the share buyback program is to return value to shareholders. The program will be executed by intermediaries allowing the execution of share repurchases in the open market during open and closed periods.

The program will be executed within the limitations of the existing authority granted at Ahold’s 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders and, if granted, the authority proposed to shareholders at Ahold’s 2015 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on April 15, 2015.

Ahold may cancel all or part of the common shares acquired through the program. Ahold will provide updates on the progress of the program by means of weekly press releases.

Cautionary notice

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, the execution and duration of the share buyback program and the use of treasury shares, for employee share-based compensation and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties relate to factors that are beyond Ahold’s ability to control or estimate precisely, as mostly detailed in Ahold’s public filings and other disclosures. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Ahold does not undertake any obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release, except as may be required by applicable laws. Outside the Netherlands, Koninklijke Ahold N.V., being its registered name, also presents itself under the name of “Royal Ahold” or “Ahold”.

Ahold announces its share buyback program has been finalized as of December 12, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-12-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 1,501,600 Ahold common shares in the period from December 8, 2014 up to and including December 12, 2014.

The shares were repurchased at an average price of €14.3088 per share for a total consideration of € 21.49 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 153,494,149 common shares for a total consideration of €2,000.00 million.

Ahold also announces that the share buyback program has been finalized as of December 12, 2014.

During the share buyback program, Ahold published 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.

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AHOLD REPURCHASED 2,016,898 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR €28.86 MILLION BETWEEN DECEMBER 1 AND DECEMBER 5, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 2,016,898 Ahold common shares in the period from December 1, 2014 up to and including December 5, 2014.

The shares were repurchased at an average price of €14.3085 per share for a total consideration of €28.86 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 151,992,549 common shares for a total consideration of €1,978.51 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.

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AHOLD REPURCHASED 2,287,209 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR €32.25 MILLION BETWEEN NOVEMBER 24 AND NOVEMBER 28, 2014

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.

AHOLD REPURCHASED 2,051,098 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR €28.53 MILLION BETWEEN NOVEMBER 17 AND NOVEMBER 21, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-11-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 2,051,098 Ahold common shares in the period from November 17, 2014 up to and including November 21, 2014.

The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 13.9084 per share for a total consideration of € 28.53 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 147,688,442 common shares for a total consideration of € 1,917.41 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.

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AHOLD REPURCHASED 222,898 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR €3.03 MILLION BETWEEN NOVEMBER 10 AND NOVEMBER 14, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-11-17— /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 222,898 Ahold common shares in the period from November 10, 2014 up to and including November 14, 2014.

The shares were repurchased at an average price of €13.6089 per share for a total consideration of €3.03 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 145,637,344 common shares for a total consideration of €1,888.88 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.

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AHOLD REPURCHASED 1,359,052 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR €18.22 MILLION BETWEEN NOVEMBER 3 AND nOVEMBER 7, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-11-11— /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 1,359,052 Ahold common shares in the period from November 3, 2014 up to and including November 7, 2014.

The shares were repurchased at an average price of €13.4034 per share for a total consideration of €18.22 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 145,414,446 common shares for a total consideration of €1,885.85 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.

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AHOLD REPURCHASED 196,490 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR € 2.56 MILLION BETWEEN OCTOBER 27 AND OCTOBER 31, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-11-5— /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 196,490 Ahold common shares in the period from October 27, 2014 up to and including October 31, 2014.

The shares were repurchased at an average price of €13.0348 per share for a total consideration of €2.56 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 144,055,394 common shares for a total consideration of € 1,867.63 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.

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AHOLD REPURCHASED 373,464 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR € 4.60 MILLION BETWEEN OCTOBER 20 AND OCTOBER 24, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-10-27— /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 373,464 Ahold common shares in the period from October 20, 2014 up to and including October 24, 2014.

The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 12.3224 per share for a total consideration of € 4.60 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 143,858,904 common shares for a total consideration of € 1,865.07 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.

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AHOLD REPURCHASED 1,887,906 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR € 22.59 MILLION BETWEEN OCTOBER 13 AND OCTOBER 17, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-10-20— /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 1,887,906 Ahold common shares in the period from October 13, 2014 up to and including October 17, 2014.

The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 11.9677 per share for a total consideration of € 22.59 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 143,485,440 common shares for a total consideration of € 1,860.47 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.

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AHOLD REPURCHASED 1,875,308 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR € 23.51 MILLION BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 29 AND OCTOBER 3, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-10-6— /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 1,875,308 Ahold common shares in the period from September 29, 2014 up to and including October 3, 2014

The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 12.5374 per share for a total consideration of € 23.51 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 139,892,375 common shares for a total consideration of € 1,816.79 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.

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