Athens, Greece – 14 September 2006 – Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola HBC, CCHBC, the Company) announced today that Mr Alexander (Sandy) R.C. Allan has notified the Company of his resignation from CCHBC’s Board of Directors. Mr Allan’s resignation is effective immediately.

The Company wishes to express its gratitude to Mr Allan, who has been a non-executive director of CCHBC’s Board for the past five years, and has contributed substantially during that period to the Company’s success and growth.

The Coca‑Cola Company has informed Coca‑Cola HBC that it has nominated Mr Alexander B. Cummings to succeed Mr Allan. Mr Cummings is president and chief operating officer of the Africa Group of The Coca‑Cola Company and is responsible for the Company's operations in Africa, which encompasses a total of 56 countries and territories across the continent. Born in Liberia, West Africa, Mr Cummings joined The Coca‑Cola Company in 1997 as region manager, Nigeria. In 2000, he was named president of the Company's North & West Africa Division. He assumed his current role in March 2001. Mr Cummings is chairman of The Coca‑Cola Africa Foundation and is on the Boards of the African-America Institute, Africare and Clarke Atlanta University. He is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council.

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).

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Coca‑Cola HBC – Investor Relations

Melina Androutsopoulou

George Toulantas

Anna Konoplianikova

 

 

Tel: +30 210 618 3100

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European Press Contact:

Financial Dynamics

Greg Quine

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Jim Olecki

 

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