Roland Fahlin, Chairman of CIES - The Food Business Forum, has been appointed to the Ahold Supervisory Board with effect from 1 September 2001, subject to shareholder approval. Mr. Fahlin, 62, recently announced that he was stepping down as Chairman and CEO of ICA Ahold AB. He joined the ICA group in 1970 and was appointed to its Board in 1985. He became Chairman and CEO of ICA Ahold AB last April following the merger of the two retail groups. Mr. Fahlin will serve his full term as Chairman of CIES - The Food Business Forum until the Atlanta Summit meeting in June 2002.