Athens, Greece – October 2, 2003 – Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola HBC, CCHBC) announced today the completion of its acquisition of the Polish mineral water company Multivita sp.z o.o.

Coca‑Cola HBC and The Coca‑Cola Company have jointly acquired 100% of the shares in Multivita sp.z o.o. from Maspex sp.z o.o.

The acquisition involves production facilities at Tylicz and the company’s mineral water brands.

Doros Constantinou, Managing director of CCHBC, commented: “Poland is a key developing market for Coca‑Cola HBC and this acquisition demonstrates our continuing commitment to it. Furthermore, with its considerable potential for growth, Multivita represents a significant extension to our range of products in Poland. The addition of this quality water brand is an excellent example of CCHBC’s strategy to broaden the selection of non-alcoholic beverages that we offer to our consumers.”

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 500 million people. CCHBC shares are listed on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE: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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Company Contacts:

Coca‑Cola HBC

Melina Androutsopoulou

Director of Investor Relations

 

 

Tel: +30 210 618 3229

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: ++30 210 725 8194

Mobile: +30 694 775 2284

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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.