AHOLD OFFERING STOCK TO FINANCE STOP & SHOP BUY

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here last week announced a global stock offering to finance its acquisition of Stop & Shop Cos., Quincy, Mass., plus other international expansion projects.et share, includes the assumption of $1.1 billion of interest-bearing debt.Of the shares, 14 million will be offered in the United States, where Ahold has about 50% of its operations, the company said. The offering

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here last week announced a global stock offering to finance its acquisition of Stop & Shop Cos., Quincy, Mass., plus other international expansion projects.

et share, includes the assumption of $1.1 billion of interest-bearing debt.

Of the shares, 14 million will be offered in the United States, where Ahold has about 50% of its operations, the company said. The offering also will focus on investors in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, France,

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