Zug, Switzerland – 1 September 2015 – Further to the announcement made by Coca‑Cola HBC AG (“Company”) on 24 June 2015 of a share repurchase programme, the Company announces in conformity with Listing Rule 12.4.6R that on 28 August 2015, it purchased 100,000 of its ordinary shares of 6.70 CHF each at an average price of 1,325.98 pence per share (minimum price of 1,308.00 pence and maximum price of 1,337.00 pence).
The repurchased ordinary shares will be cancelled upon receiving approval from the Company’s shareholders and subsequent implementation of a capital decrease. Until such approval is obtained, the repurchased ordinary shares will be held in treasury.
As at 1 September 2015, Coca‑Cola HBC's issued share capital consisted of 367,861,789 ordinary shares, of which 814,925 ordinary shares are held by Coca‑Cola HBC AG (including the repurchased shares) and 3,430,135 ordinary shares are held by its subsidiary, Coca‑Cola HBC Services MEPE, in treasury. Since announcing the share repurchase programme on 24 June 2015, the Company has purchased 800,000 of its ordinary shares.
|Coca‑Cola HBC Group
Head of shareowner services
About Coca‑Cola HBC
Coca‑Cola HBC is a leading bottler of the brands 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 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 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 is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indexes. For more information, please visit http://www.coca-colahellenic.com.