Ahold shareholders adopt 2010 financial statements

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, April 20, 2011 - Ahold today held its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) at het Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ in Amsterdam. The meeting was attended by 315 shareholders, representing approximately 742 million votes. Shareholders adopted Ahold's 2010 financial statements and determined the dividend over 2010 at €0.29 per common share, to be paid on May 3, 2011. Shareholders also adopted all other proposals on the agenda, including: * the reappointment of Dick Boer to the Corporate Executive Board; * the appointment of Rob van den Bergh to the Supervisory Board; * the reappointment of Tom de Swaan to the Supervisory Board; * the appointment of Deloitte Accountants B.V. as external auditor for the financial year 2011. Ahold Press Office: +31 20 509 5343 Ahold Investor Relations: +31 20 509 5216 Cautionary notice This press release includes forward-looking statements, which do not refer to historical facts but refer to expectations based on management's current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those included in such statements. These forward-looking statements include statements as to the payment of dividend. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties relate to factors that are beyond Ahold's ability to control or estimate precisely, such as discussed in Ahold's 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. Koninklijke Ahold N.V. does not assume any obligation to update any public information or forward-looking statements in this release to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as may be required by securities laws. Outside the Netherlands, Koninklijke Ahold N.V., being its registered name, presents itself under the name of "Royal Ahold" or simply "Ahold". This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Ahold via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1508260]