Ahold supervisory board member resigns

Tom de Swaan to step down Sept. 30

ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Royal Ahold supervisory board member Tom de Swaan will resign at the end of this month, the company said Monday.

Netherlands-based Ahold, the parent company of Ahold USA and U.S. supermarket banners Stop & Shop, Giant Food of Landover, Md., and Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., as well as the online grocer Peapod, said de Swaan would resign effective Sept. 30.

De Swaan's resignation is a result of his Sept. 11 appointment as chairman of Zurich Insurance Group. He was appointed to Ahold's supervisory board in 2007 and served as chairman of the audit committee, a role that fellow board member Stephanie Shern will fill following his departure.

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