AHOLD STOCK PLUNGES AFTER SEARCH

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- A dramatically timed weekend search of Ahold's corporate headquarters here by the Dutch public prosecutor is unlikely to unearth new problems at the scandal-tinged retailer, according to industry sources.Still, on July 7, the first day of trading following the search, Ahold's stock plunged by as much as 10% before recovering slightly by the market's close. After that initial

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- A dramatically timed weekend search of Ahold's corporate headquarters here by the Dutch public prosecutor is unlikely to unearth new problems at the scandal-tinged retailer, according to industry sources.

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