ATHENS, Greece--December 19, 2001--Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. confirms the retirement of E. Neville Isdell as a company director with effect from December 31, 2001.

The Board wishes to thank Mr. Isdell for his valued contribution to Coca‑Cola HBC's development.

Coca‑Cola HBC furthermore announces the appointment of Antonio D'Amato as a company director with effect from January 1, 2002. Mr. D'Amato is an Italian citizen with extensive industrial experience