AHOLD UNCOVERS ADDITIONAL IRREGULARITIES AS INQUIRY ENDS

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here last week said its internal forensic accounting investigation uncovered an additional 73 million euros (about $85 million) of intentional accounting irregularities related to acquisition valuations. It also said it had concluded the accounting investigation, which began after the company revealed in February that it had significantly overstated its profits during

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here last week said its internal forensic accounting investigation uncovered an additional 73 million euros (about $85 million) of intentional accounting irregularities related to acquisition valuations. It also said it had concluded the accounting investigation, which began after the company revealed in February that it had significantly overstated its profits during the past three years.

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