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Delhaize Group CEO Discusses Q2 2010 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Delhaize Group (DEG)

Q2 2010 Earnings Call

August 13, 2010 2:00 a.m. ET

Executives

Geert Verellen - VP, IR & External Communications, Delhaize Group

Pierre-Olivier Beckers - CEO, Delhaize Group

Stefan Descheemaeker - CFO, Delhaize Group

Ron Hodge, CEO, Delhaize America Operations

Michel Eeckhout - CEO, Delhaize Belgium

Analysts

Fernand de Boer - Petercam

Paul Hofman - CA Cheuvreux

Edouard Aubin - Morgan Stanley

James Anstead - Barclays Capital

Andrew Gwynn - Bank of America

Frederic van Daele - Kempen & Co

Alastair Johnston - Citigroup

Andrew Kasoulis - Credit Suisse

James Collins - Deutsche Bank

Presentation

Geert Verellen

Good afternoon everyone in Europe, good morning in the U.S. Welcome to the conference call concerning Delhaize Group’s results for the second quarter and first half 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.

Today, we have the following people with us: Pierre-Olivier Beckers, CEO Delhaize Group; Stéfan Descheemaeker, CFO Delhaize Group; Ron Hodge, CEO Delhaize America Operations; and Michel Eeckhout, CEO Delhaize Belgium.

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