Ahold share buyback update

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, December 12, 2011 - Ahold has repurchased 1,967,586 Ahold common shares in the period from December 5, 2011 up to and including December 9, 2011. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 9.6343 per share for a total consideration of € 18.96 million. These repurchases were made as part of the € 1 billion share buyback program announced on March 3, 2011. The total number of shares repurchased under this program to date is 76,223,536 common shares for a total consideration of € 686.13 million. Ahold Press Office: +31 20 509 5343 Ahold Investor Relations: +31 20 509 5213 Follow us on Twitter: @AholdNews 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#1570456]