Zug, Switzerland – 28 May 2014 – The board of directors of Coca‑Cola HBC AG (the “Board of Directors”) convenes the Annual General Meeting on 25 June 2014.
The Board of Directors of Coca‑Cola HBC AG (“Coca‑Cola HBC“) resolved on 27 May 2014 to convene the Annual General Meeting (“AGM“) to be held on Wednesday, 25 June 2014, at 1:00pm CET, at Theater Casino Zug, Artherstrasse 2-4, Zug, Switzerland.
The Board of Directors proposes to elect Messrs. Anastasios I. Leventis, Christo Leventis, José Octavio Reyes and John P. Sechi as new members of the Board of Directors, succeeding Messrs. Anastasios P. Leventis, Haralambos K. Leventis, John Hunter and Stefan Heidenreich who will retire as of the AGM, further details of which were announced separately today. The AGM will also resolve on the dividend of EUR 0.354 per share out of capital contribution reserves (capped at CHF 200 million, which was initially announced on 14 February 2014 and further details of which were announced separately today. Furthermore, the Board of Directors proposes to amend the articles of association of Coca‑Cola HBC in order to address the requirements of new Swiss legislation, the Swiss ordinance against excessive compensation in listed companies. This ordinance entered into force on 1 January 2014 and is aimed at confining executive compensation and strengthening shareholders’ powers. The other AGM agenda items are set out in the summary below.
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About Coca‑Cola HBC
Coca‑Cola HBC is the second-largest bottler of products of The Coca‑Cola Company in terms of volume with sales of more than 2 billion unit cases. It has a broad geographic footprint with operations in 28 countries serving a population of approximately 585 million people. Coca‑Cola HBC offers a diverse range of ready-to-drink non-alcoholic beverages in the sparkling, juice, water, sport, energy, tea and coffee categories.
Coca‑Cola HBC is committed to promoting sustainable development in order to create value for its business and for society. This includes providing products that meet the beverage needs of consumers, fostering an open and inclusive work environment, conducting its business in ways that protect and preserve the environment and contribute to the socio-economic development of the local communities.
Coca‑Cola HBC has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: CCH) and its shares are listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: EEE). Coca‑Cola HBC’s American depositary shares (ADSs) are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CCH). Coca‑Cola HBC is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indexes. For more information, please visit http://www.coca-colahellenic.com/.