Athens, Greece – April 17, 2003 – Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (ASE: EEEK, NYSE:CCH, LSE:CCB, ASX:CHB) announced today that the Annual General Meeting of its shareholders will be held in Athens, Greece on June 6, 2003.

Coca‑Cola HBC is one of the largest bottlers of non-alcoholic beverages in Europe and the second largest Coca‑Cola bottler in the world by sales volume, operating in 26 countries with a total population of more than 500 million. Coca‑Cola HBC’s shares are listed on the Athens Stock Exchange, with listings on the New York, London and Australian Stock Exchanges.

INQUIRIES:

Company Contacts:

Coca‑Cola HBC

Melina Androutsopoulou

Director of Investor Relations & Business Development

Tel: +30 210 618 3100

e-mail: melina.androutsopoulou@cchbc.com

Coca‑Cola HBC

Thalia Chantziara

Investor Relations Analyst

Tel: +30 210 618 3124

e-mail: thalia.chantziara@cchbc.com

European Press Contact:

Alastair Hetherington

FD Athens

Tel: +44 207 269 7227

Mobile: +30 694 775 2284

e-mail: alastair.hetherington@fd.com

U.S. Press Contact:

Brian Maddox

FD Morgen-Walke

Tel: +1 212 850 5600

e-mail: bmaddox@fdmw.com

Coca‑Cola HBC’s website is located at www.coca-colahbc.com.