Ahold share buyback update

Zaandam, the Netherlands, January 20, 2014 - Ahold has repurchased 2,468,246 Ahold common shares in the period from January 13, 2014 up to and including January 17, 2014.The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 13.0290 per share for a total consideration of €32.16 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 69,756,047 common shares for a total consideration of € 882.06 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#1755539]