Shareholders of Ahold Delhaize adopt the financial accounts for 2022 and give their approval to all issues on the agenda, including (re)appointments to the Management and Supervisory Boards.

April 14, 2023

Shareholders of Ahold Delhaize adopt the financial accounts for 2022 and give their approval to all issues on the agenda, including (re)appointments to the Management and Supervisory Boards.


Ahold Delhaize hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM) today in a hybrid setting, which means shareholders attended and answered questions both in-person and digitally. This was the first time the company has used this format for its AGM.

All of the items that were on the agenda were approved by the shareholders, and this included the (re)appointments to the Management Board and Supervisory Board of Ahold Delhaize, as well as the financial results for the year 2022.

Approximately 660 million shares were represented during the meeting, which had a total attendance of 136 shareholders.

Live coverage of the meeting was provided via webcast on the Ahold Delhaize website. Shareholders participating online were required to cast their vote at the beginning of the meeting and were given the chance to submit questions through their virtual participation.

Attendees in person had the option of voting either in advance or during the annual general meeting (AGM), and they were given the chance to ask questions during the meeting itself.

Ahold Delhaize’s 2022 financial statements were approved by the shareholders, and they gave their assent to the company’s proposed annual dividend for 2022, which was set at €1.05 per common share for the entire year.

As a dividend payment for the common shares, an amount equal to €0.46 was distributed on September 1st, 2022. On April 27, 2023, shareholders will be required to pay the outstanding balance of €0.59 per share of common stock. KPMG has been selected to serve as the organization’s external auditor for the year 2024.

Appointments to the same positions on the Board of Directors and the Board of Supervisors

Additionally, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) gave its stamp of approval to the reappointment of Frans Muller to his position on the Management Board, as well as Peter Agnefjall, Bill McEwan, and Katie Doyle to their positions on the Supervisory Board.

Both Frans Muller and Peter Agnefjall will remain in their roles as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ahold Delhaize, respectively, while Peter Agnefjall will also continue in his role as Chair of the Supervisory Board.

Frans Muller, the CEO of Ahold Delhaize, made the following statement during the course of his speech: “When I look back upon 2022, I conclude that our efforts achieved in outstanding results, mostly due to our performance in the American market.

It is critical that we maintain our financial health since only a robust business can sustainably invest in areas such as product development, environmental stewardship, digital transformation, and retail locations.

Everything we do is driven by our strategy of Leading Together, and as part of that, one of our goals is to make environmentally friendly and healthy products available to as many people as possible.

To get there, we will work together with our partners to contribute to the creation of a supply chain that is more environmentally friendly.

And all of this, of course, starts with our partners and collaborators. To the local teams, at the brands, in the distribution centres, and at the headquarters,

who offer the dedication, energy, and drive that keeps our customers coming back for more, I would like to extend my most sincere gratitude. You are a big part of what makes our firm what it is; we appreciate it.

There have been a number of new appointments made to both the Management Board and the Supervisory Board.

The appointment of JJ Fleeman as a new member of the Management Board and Julia Vander Ploeg as a new member of the Supervisory Board was given the green light by the shareholders of the company.

JJ Fleeman has taken over as CEO of Ahold Delhaize USA, succeeding Kevin Holt. Since May 2018, JJ Fleeman has held the positions of president of Peapod Digital Labs and Chief Commercial and Digital Officer of Ahold Delhaize USA. He has been employed by Ahold Delhaize firms for the past 30 years.

JJ made the following statement in response to his appointment as CEO of Ahold Delhaize USA: “Today, I’m humbled by the opportunity to take on a new role as CEO of Ahold Delhaize USA.” A career in grocery retail was where I got my start more than 30 years ago, and I continue to work in this industry because I enjoy assisting customers in gaining access to food that is inexpensive, healthy, and sustainable.

I am looking forward to collaborating with many others across the companies that make up Ahold Delhaize USA – and leveraging our scale as a global retailer – as we work to create great places to work for our teams, deliver innovation in food, technology, and the customer experience at each local brand, and drive a culture of belonging for everyone.

In her present role, Julia Vander Ploeg serves on the board of directors of Neighbourly Inc. in addition to her position as a director of Extra Space Storage (NYSE:EXR), where she is a member of both the audit and pay committees.

Prior to that, she held the positions of Senior Vice President and Global Head of Digital and Technology for Hyatt Hotels Corporation, worked for Volvo Car Corporation, and served as Vice President of Digital for McDonald’s in the United States of America.


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Shareholders of Ahold Delhaize adopt the financial accounts for 2022 and give their approval to all issues on the agenda, including (re)appointments to the Management and Supervisory Boards.
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