Ahold to recommend appointment of PwC as its auditor as of 2013

Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:31am EDT

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Amsterdam, September 26, 2012 - Ahold today announced that its Supervisory Board will recommend at the April 2013 annual General Meeting of Shareholders that PwC be appointed as the company's auditor with effect from the 2013 financial year.

This recommendation follows from a competitive tender process that Ahold has conducted in line with its views on good corporate governance. Ahold's current auditor, Deloitte, remains in place for the audit of the 2012 financial year.

The Boards of Ahold wish to thank Deloitte and its partners and staff who have served the Ahold account for over 25 years.

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