Athens, Greece – 2 June 2005 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola HBC, CCHBC), announced today the completion of its acquisition of the Bulgarian mineral water company, Bankia.

Bankia’s assets include production facilities located just outside the Bulgarian capital of Sofia and the natural mineral water brand Bankia.

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 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

Thalia Chantziara

 

 

Tel: +30 210 618 3100

e-mail: investor.relations@cchbc.com

European Press Contact:

Financial Dynamics Athens

Alastair Hetherington

Tel: (+30) 210 725 8194

Mobile: (+30) 694 775 2284

e-mail: alastair.hetherington@fd.com

US Press Contact:

Financial Dynamics US

Jim Olecki

 

Tel: +1 212 850 5600

e-mail: jolecki@fd-us.com

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