Athens, Greece - December 14, 2010 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. ("Coca‑Cola Hellenic" or the "Company", together with its consolidated subsidiaries, the "Group") announced on November 29, 2010 a cash tender offer by Coca‑Cola HBC Finance B.V. (the "Issuer") for the repurchase of its existing EUR 500,000,000 4.375% Fixed Rate Notes due 2011 ("the Notes") issued by the Issuer and guaranteed by the Company and Coca‑Cola HBC Finance plc (the "Invitation")
The purpose of the Invitation was to lower the Group's interest expense and improve its debt profile.
The Company is pleased to announce that the Issuer has accepted for purchase an aggregate principal amount of Notes equal to €198,853,000 and that settlement of the Invitation will take place today, December 14, 2010.
Settlement of the Invitation will be financed by the Group's existing cash balances.
Treasury Finance Manager
Director of Treasury & Risk Management
About Coca‑Cola Hellenic
Coca‑Cola Hellenic is one of the world's largest bottlers of products of The Coca‑Cola Company with sales of more than 2 billion unit cases. It has broad geographic reach with operations in 28 countries serving a population of approximately 560 million people. Coca‑Cola Hellenic offers a diverse range of ready-to-drink non-alcoholic beverages in the sparkling, juice, water, sport, energy, tea and coffee categories. Coca‑Cola Hellenic 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 our business in ways that protect and preserve the environment and contribute to the socio-economic development of our local communities.
Coca‑Cola Hellenic‘s shares are listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: EEEK), with a secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: CCB). Coca‑Cola Hellenic's American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CCH). Coca‑Cola Hellenic is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indexes. For more information, please visit www.coca-colahellenic.com