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Ahold and Delhaize Group have revealed the public filing by Ahold of a registration statement on Form F-4 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The document is required under U.S. law in connection with Ahold and Delhaize’s proposed merger the issuance of shares to holders of Delhaize ordinary shares and Delhaize American depositary shares in exchange for these securities.
Last June, the retail conglomerates said they intended to merge, creating an international retailer with a large portfolio of local brands and 375,000-plus employees serving more than 50 million customers weekly in the United States and Europe.
The transaction is expected to be completed in mid-2016, after associate consultation procedures, shareholder approval and regulatory clearances.