Ahold share buyback update

Zaandam, the Netherlands, December 23, 2013 - Ahold has repurchased 1,833,000 Ahold common shares in the period from December 16, 2013 up to and including December 20, 2013.The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 12.7078 per share for a total consideration of € 23.29 million. These repurchases were made as part of the € 500 million share buyback program announced on February 28, 2013 as increased by € 1.5 billion to a total amount of € 2 billion announced on June 4, 2013. The total number of shares repurchased under this program to date is 61,008,851 common shares for a total consideration of € 767.71 million. Ahold Press Office: +31 88 659 5343 Ahold Investor Relations: +31 88 659 5213 Follow us on Twitter: @AholdNews This announcement is distributed by GlobeNewswire on behalf of GlobeNewswire 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 GlobeNewswire [HUG#1751680]