press release

April 18, 2013

Suzi Robinson
Stop & Shop New England
617-276-7756
suzi.robinson@stopandshop.com

Stop & Shop and its parent company Ahold USA Pledge $500,000 to The One Fund Boston

Grocery retailer supports the City of Boston to recover and heal

(Quincy, MA) April 18, 2013 - The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC and its parent company Ahold USA, today announced donations totaling $500,000 from the companies and their charitable foundation, Our Family Foundation, to The One Fund Boston (onefundboston.org). Formed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, The One Fund Boston was created to aid victims of the tragic events that occurred during the Boston Marathon.

"Words cannot express the tragedy that took place at the Boston Marathon. We mourn with all of those who were affected. Our thoughts and prayers are with the City of Boston and our local and global communities as the details of this tragic event continue to unfold," said Joe Kelley, president, Stop & Shop New England Division. "Stop & Shop is here for our associates, our communities, and to support the local, state, and federal responders working around the clock. We're proud to see the spirit of people coming together in support of the victims and for the great city of Boston. We're glad to support The One Fund Boston to help families and the city recover."

"One of our promises as a business is to be better every day and this extends to our neighbors," said James McCann, chief operating officer, Ahold USA. "Many of our associates live, work, and give back in New England, and these events have truly affected us all. Through The One Fund Boston, we hope to help in the healing process for so many whose lives have been forever altered."

About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 63,000 associates and operates more than 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness - with emphasis on children's educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA's Smart Way program; has been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for 54 of its existing stores; and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com.

About Ahold USA
Ahold USA is part of Ahold, a Dutch-based international food retailing group that operates quality supermarkets in the United States and Europe. Ahold USA, with office locations in Carlisle, Penn., and Quincy, Mass., supports four regional Divisions - Stop & Shop New England, Stop & Shop New York Metro, Giant Landover, and Giant Carlisle - which together operate nearly 775 supermarkets with approximately 120,000 associates in 14 states and the District of Columbia along with Peapod, the nation's leading online grocery shopping/delivery service.

For more information, visit www.ahold.com.