Athens, Greece – 2 April 2009 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola Hellenic, Hellenic, Company) announced today the filing with the US Securities and exchange Commission ("SEC") on Form 6-K of its audited IFRS financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008 (the "Financial Statements").
Coca‑Cola Hellenic also announced the filing with the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission of its Statutory Annual Report for 2008.
The Financial Statements are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov as well as on the Company's website at http://www.coca-colahellenic.com/. The Company will make available to any interested shareholder a hard copy of the complete Financial Statements entirely free of charge.
The Financial Statements include the opinions of the Company's management and of its independent auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers, on the effectiveness of Hellenic’s internal controls over financial reporting pursuant to the requirements and standards of Article 404 of the Sarbanes- Oxley Act.
Coca‑Cola Hellenic is pleased to announce that its management has concluded that the Company's internal controls over financial reporting were in all material respects effective as at December 31, 2008. Its independent auditors have also issued their unqualified report on the Company's internal controls over financial reporting and the Company's IFRS financial statements.
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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) and Chess Depositary Instruments (CDIs) are listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: CHB). Coca‑Cola Hellenic is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indexes.