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Delhaize Group. Q1 2010 Earnings Call Transcript

Delhaize Group. (DEG)

Q1 2010 Earnings Call

May 5, 2010 09:00 a.m. ET

Executives

Garrett Bowne - VP of IR and External communications

Pierre-Olivier Beckers - CEO

Stéfan Descheemaeker - CFO

Rick Anicetti - CEO, Delhaize America Shared Services

Ron Hodge, CEO, Delhaize America Operations

Michel Eeckhout - CEO, Delhaize Belgium.

Analysts

James Anstead - Barclays Capital

Fernand de Boer - Petercam

Edouard Aubin - Morgan Stanley

Fabienne Caron - Bryan Garnier

Alastair Johnston - Citigroup

John Kershaw - Banc of America/Merrill Lynch

James Grzinic - Jefferies & Co.

Presentation

Operator

Welcome to Delhaize Group's First Quarter 2010 Earnings Conference Call. I now hand over the conference call to Garrett Bowne, Vice President of Investor Relations and External communications of Delhaize Group. You may begin.

Garrett Bowne

Thank you operator. Good afternoon everyone in Europe, good morning in the U.S. Welcome to the conference call concerning Delhaize Group's results for the first quarter of 2010.

This presentation contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those stated in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are detailed from time to time in reports filed by the company with the SEC. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this presentation. Delhaize Group assumes no obligation to update the information contained in this presentation.

An audio webcast of this conference call will be available on the company's website. Delhaize Group reserves all rights to the content of this webcast and this webcast cannot be recorded or otherwise reproduced without the prior express written consent of Delhaize Group.

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