AHOLD MAY DIVEST FOR ACQUISITION NOD

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here said it may divest up to 32 supermarkets in gaining federal and state approval for its acquisition of Stop & Shop Cos., Quincy, Mass., slated to close by the end of next month.The company also extended the period of its tender offer for Stop & Shop shares 14 days to June 28. The extension was made to give the Federal Trade Commission and the Rhode Island, Connecticut

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here said it may divest up to 32 supermarkets in gaining federal and state approval for its acquisition of Stop & Shop Cos., Quincy, Mass., slated to close by the end of next month.

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