Zug, Switzerland - 3 June 2013 - Coca‑Cola HBC AG ("Coca‑Cola HBC") today announces in respect of the month ended 31 May 2013, the issue of 135,401 shares of CHF 6.70 each fully paid ("Ordinary Shares"), following the exercise of options granted under Coca‑Cola HBC's share option plan.
Such Ordinary Shares were also admitted to the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and to trading on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities under Coca‑Cola HBC's block listing facility. Following this issue, Coca‑Cola HBC has the ability to admit a further 36,521,950 Ordinary Shares under its block listing facility.
As at 31 May 2013, Coca‑Cola HBC's issued share capital consisted of 355,159,340 Ordinary Shares, of which 14,925 Ordinary shares are held by Coca‑Cola HBC AG and 3,430,135 shares are held by its subsidiary, Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A., in treasury. Accordingly, as at 31 May 2013, the total number of voting rights in Coca‑Cola HBC is 351,714,280 for the purposes of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority ("DTRs").
Shareholders may use the above total voting rights figure as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the share capital of Coca‑Cola HBC under the DTRs.
This announcement is made in accordance with DTR 5.6.1.
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About Coca‑Cola HBC AG
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 581 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/.
Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company SA, a subsidiary of Coca‑Cola HBC, has shares listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: EEEK) and American depositary shares, each representing one Coca‑Cola Hellenic ordinary shares, listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:OCCH).