Changes in senior IT-management Ahold

ZAANDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 15, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ahold today announced that it has appointed Dave McNally as Chief Information Officer, effective September 2005 to lead the company in the next phase of its information management strategy.

In his new role, Dave will advise the Ahold Corporate Executive Board and senior business executives on the strategic role and adoption of information technology throughout the organization. He was previously Chief Information Officer for Ahold's U.S. Foodservice business. Dave succeeds Alex Gibbons who has decided to leave the company for personal reasons.

Arthur Brouwer, Chief Business Support Officer, commented: "I would like to welcome Dave to his new role. Since joining U.S. Foodservice, Dave has proven his ability to partner with the business and to develop practical solutions which address both short-term issues and long-term needs. I'm confident he will apply this expertise to help us move towards one Ahold IT strategy and portfolio of applications. I would like to thank Alex for his contribution in our effort to leverage our scale and support the business better by moving towards one global information management platform."

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