Athens, Greece – 5 December 2003 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola HBC, CCHBC), announced today the completion of its acquisition of the Austrian mineral water company Römerquelle GmbH.

The acquisition involves production facilities at Edelstal and Pöttsching and the mineral water and wellness brands Römerquelle and Markusquelle.

Doros Constantinou, Managing director of CCHBC, commented: “This acquisition is a significant further commitment to our operations in Austria. Römerquelle and Markusquelle have great potential for continued growth in the rapidly expanding bottled water and wellness drinks segments. 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).

Company Contacts:

Coca‑Cola HBC

Melina Androutsopoulou

Investor Relations Director



Tel: (+30) 210 618 3100


Coca‑Cola HBC

Thalia Chantziara

Investor Relations Analyst


Tel: (+30) 210 618 3124


European Press Contact:

Financial Dynamics Athens

Alastair Hetherington

Tel: (+30) 210 725 8194

Mobile: (+30) 694 775 2284


U.S. Press Contact:

Financial Dynamics

Brian Maddox

Lindsay Hatton


Tel: (+1) 212 850 5600



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