Zug, Switzerland – 3 March 2016 – Coca‑Cola HBC AG (“Coca‑Cola HBC”) today announces the launch and pricing of a Euro denominated issue of notes (the “New Notes”) in a €600 million transaction comprising fixed-rate Notes with a coupon of 1.875% due 11 November 2024, issued by its subsidiary Coca‑Cola HBC Finance B.V. (the “Issuer”) under the Issuer’s €3 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme.
The New Notes are guaranteed by Coca‑Cola HBC and Coca‑Cola HBC Holdings B.V.
Application will be made for the New Notes to be admitted to the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and to trading on the Regulated Market of the London Stock Exchange plc. Settlement and the issue of the New Notes is expected to occur on 10 March 2016.
The Issuer has also announced today its invitation to holders of the 4.250% notes due 16 November 2016 (the “2016 Notes”) to tender their 2016 Notes for purchase by the Issuer for cash (the “Tender Offer”). The Tender Offer is being made on the terms and subject to the conditions contained in the tender offer memorandum dated 3 March 2016 (the “Tender Offer Memorandum”) prepared by the Issuer, and is subject to the offer restrictions set out in the Tender Offer Memorandum.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the New Notes or an offer to buy or a solicitation or an offer to sell the 2016 Notes or any other securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The Tender Offer referred to herein is not extended into the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons. The New Notes and the 2016 Notes have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (as amended), and may not be offered, sold, tendered, bought or delivered within the United States or to or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.
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About Coca‑Cola HBC
Coca‑Cola HBC is a leading bottler of The Coca‑Cola Company with a sales volume of more than 2 billion unit cases. It has a broad geographic footprint with operations in 28 countries serving a population of approximately 590 million people. Coca‑Cola HBC offers a diverse range of non-alcoholic ready to drink 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 is ranked beverage industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indices, and is also included in the FTSE4Good Index.
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). For more information, please visit http://www.coca-colahellenic.com.