AHOLD OVERALL RESULTS UP; U.S. SALES, PROFITS ADVANCE

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here said overall corporate sales for the third quarter ended Oct. 8 rose 5.1% to $4.3 billion. Sales rose 0.9% for the 40 weeks to $13.8 billion.eks into the 12-week quarter.In Ahold's U.S. operations, sales rose 14.5% to $2 billion for the quarter and 11.6% to $6.2 billion for the 40 weeks. Operating income increased 19.4% to $48.1 million for the quarter and 14.3%

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here said overall corporate sales for the third quarter ended Oct. 8 rose 5.1% to $4.3 billion. Sales rose 0.9% for the 40 weeks to $13.8 billion.

eks into the 12-week quarter.

In Ahold's U.S. operations, sales rose 14.5% to $2 billion for the quarter and 11.6% to $6.2 billion for the 40 weeks. Operating income increased 19.4% to $48.1 million for the quarter and 14.3% to $155.3 million for the 40 weeks.

3RD-QUARTER RESULTS

Qtr Ended 10/8/95 10/9/94

Sales $4.3 billion $4.1 billion

Change +5.1%

Net Income $63.1 million $56.5 million

Change +11.8%

Inc/Share 51 cents 47 cents

40 Weeks 1995 1994

Sales $13.8 billion $13.7 billion

Change +0.9%

Net Income $201.1 million $183.5 million

Change +9.6%

Inc/Share $1.65 $1.55

Note: All figures are given in U.S. dollars. Exchange rate: $1 U.S. equals 1.61 Netherland guilders.