Athens, Greece – 29 June 2009 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (“Coca- Cola Hellenic”, the “Company”) announced today that Mr. Samir Toubassy has retired from the Company’s Board of Directors.
The Company expressed its gratitude to Mr. Toubassy for his services as a non-executive member of Coca‑Cola Hellenic’s Board of Directors for the past nine years and as a member of the Group’s Audit Committee since 2001. A separate announcement will be made on the appointment of a new non- executive member to Coca‑Cola Hellenic’s Board of Directors in due course.
The Board of Directors has nominated its member Mr. Antonio D’Amato to succeed Mr. Toubassy as a member of the Audit Committee of Coca‑Cola Hellenic. Mr. D’Amato started his career in 1979 with the Finseda Group, a leading European company in the production of food packaging. He was employed in various capacities and became president of the Finseda Group in 1991. Since 1996, Mr. D’Amato has been a member of the board of directors of Confindustria, the Confederation of Italian Industry. Mr. D’Amato has served on the Board of Directors of Coca‑Cola Hellenic as a non-executive director since 2002.
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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. For more information, please visit www.coca-colahellenic.com