DELHAIZE GROUP 6-K 2005
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 May, 2005
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)*
RUE OSSEGHEM 53
B-1080 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
(Address of principal executive offices)
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DELHAIZE GROUP ANNOUNCES FORTHCOMING RELEASE DATES
BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 28, 2005 Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels:DELB) (NYSE:DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, confirms the following announcement dates:
May 4, 2005: Transition to IFRS
On Wednesday May 4, 2005 at 08.00 a.m. CET, Delhaize Group will publish the following preliminary financial information under IFRS:
The document will be available immediately after its publication on Delhaize Groups web site at www.delhaizegroup.com. There is no investors conference call scheduled following this announcement.
May 12, 2005: First Quarter 2005 Earnings
Delhaize Group will announce its results for the first quarter 2005 (ended March 31, 2005) on Thursday May 12, 2005 at 8:00 a.m. CET. The press release will be available immediately after its publication on Delhaize Groups web site at www.delhaizegroup.com.
The Delhaize Group management team will be discussing the first quarter 2005 financial results during an investors conference call that will start at 03.00 p.m. CET (09.00 a.m. EST) on May 12, 2005. To participate in the conference call, please call + 44 20 7162 0181 (U.K.) or + 1 334 420 4951 (U.S.) with Delhaize as password.
The conference call will also be broadcast live over the internet on May 12, 2005 at 03.00 p.m. CET (09.00 a.m. EST) at www.delhaizegroup.com. An audio replay of this web cast will be available at the same website starting at 06.00 p.m. CET (12.00 p.m. EST) on May 12, 2005.
Delhaize Group is a Belgian food retailer present in eight countries on three continents. At the end of 2004, Delhaize Groups sales network consisted of 2,565 stores. In 2004, Delhaize Group posted EUR 18.0 billion (USD 22.4 billion) in sales. In 2003, Delhaize Group realized net earnings of EUR 171.3 million (USD 193.7 million). Delhaize Group employs approximately 138,000 people. Delhaize Group is listed on Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG).
Certain statements contained in this press release and related statements by management may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including those described in Delhaize Groups filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Delhaize Group undertakes no obligation to update this forward-looking information except as required by law.
Guy Elewaut: + 32 2 412 29 48
Geoffroy dOultremont: + 32 2 412 83 21
Ruth Kinzey (U.S. media): + 1 704 633 82 50 (ext. 2118)
Amy Shue (U.S. investors): + 1 704 633 82 50 (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.