Athens, Greece – 4 May 2007 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola HBC, CCHBC, Company) announced today the filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on Form 6-K of its audited US financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006 (the "Financial Statements").
The Financial Statements are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov as well as on the Company's website at www.coca-colahbc.com (where shareholders may also find the Company's annual report containing its IFRS financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006). 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 for the first time the opinions of the Company's management and of its independent auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers, on the effectiveness of CCHBC's internal controls over financial reporting pursuant to the requirements and standards of Article 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Coca‑Cola HBC 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, 2006. Its independent auditors have also issued their unqualified report on the Company's internal controls over financial reporting and the Company's US GAAP financial statements.
Coca‑Cola HBC is one of the world's largest bottlers of products of The Coca‑Cola Company and has operations in 28 countries serving a population of 540 million people. CCHBC shares are listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: EEEK), with secondary listings on the London (LSE: CCB) and Australian (ASX: CHB) Stock Exchanges. CCHBC’s American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CCH).
Coca‑Cola HBC – Investor Relations
Tel: +30 210 618 3100
European Press Contact:
Financial Dynamics Athens
Tel: (+44) 20 7269 7206
Mobile: (+44) 7940 538950
US Press Contact:
Financial Dynamics US
Tel: +1 212 850 5600
Coca‑Cola HBC’s website is located at www.coca-colahbc.com.