Ahold Completes Debt Buyback

Ahold said it has completed the offer by its subsidiary, Ahold Finance USA, to repurchase its outstanding $609 million worth of 8.25% senior notes due in July 2010.

AMSTERDAM — Ahold here said it has completed the offer by its subsidiary, Ahold Finance USA, to repurchase its outstanding $609 million worth of 8.25% senior notes due in July 2010.

At the time of the closing last week, shareholders had tendered an aggregate principal amount of notes totaling approximately $186.7 million.

The company said it initiated the buyback to reduce net interest expense and debt. Buyback payments will be funded out of existing cash balances, the

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