Athens, Greece – 14 March 2006 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola HBC, CCHBC) announced today that to date a total of 229,051,240 shares or approximately 91.62% of the outstanding share capital of Lanitis Bros Public Limited have either been tendered in response to the Public Offer launched by CCHBC’s subsidiary, 3E (Cyprus) Limited on 27 January 2006, or purchased by 3E (Cyprus) Limited on the Cyprus Stock Exchange since 27 January 2006.

The acceptance period of the Public Offer ended on 12 March 2006 after the Board of the Cyprus Stock Exchange granted an extension of two additional days. 3E (Cyprus) Limited intends to continue purchasing shares through the Cyprus Stock Exchange with a medium term objective to acquire the majority of the remainder of the shares.

Coca‑Cola HBC is one of the world's largest bottlers of products of The Coca‑Cola Company and has operations in 26 countries serving a population of more than 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).



Company Contacts:

Coca‑Cola HBC – Investor Relations

Melina Androutsopoulou

George Toulantas

Anna Konoplianikova



Tel: +30 210 618 3100


European Press Contact:

Financial Dynamics Athens

Greg Quine

Tel: (+44) 20 7269 7206

Mobile: (+44) 7940 538950


US Press Contact:

Financial Dynamics US

Jim Olecki


Tel: +1 212 850 5600


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