Ahold share buyback update

Amsterdam, the Netherlands - Ahold has repurchased 452,443 Ahold common shares in the period from July, 26 2010 up to and including July, 30 2010. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 9.9269 per share for a total consideration of € 4.49 million. These repurchases were made as part of the € 500 million share buyback program announced on March 4, 2010. The total number of shares repurchased under this program to date is 16,301,613 common shares for a total consideration of € 166.5 million. Ahold Press Office: +31 20 509 5291 Ahold Investor Relations: +31 20 509 5216 [HUG#1435218] 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. All reproduction for further distribution is prohibited. Source: Ahold via Thomson Reuters ONE