Athens, Greece – 2 December 2010 – Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola Hellenic) has been informed by its shareholder Kar-Tess Holding of an intended restructuring of its shareholding in Coca‑Cola Hellenic.
As a result of this restructuring, shares representing 6.1% of Coca‑Cola Hellenic’s share capital will ultimately be transferred from Kar-Tess Holding to individuals or entities, who are either current shareholders of Kar-Tess Holding or the nominees of such shareholders. None of these shareholders will individually own more than 2% of Coca‑Cola Hellenic. Following completion of this restructuring, Kar-Tess Holding’s shareholding in Coca‑Cola Hellenic will decrease from 29.4% to 23.3%. The Coca‑Cola Company currently holds 23.1% of Coca‑Cola Hellenic’s share capital.
Under a shareholders agreement dated December 29, 2008, Kar-Tess Holding and The Coca‑Cola Company have agreed to maintain a combined shareholding in Coca‑Cola Hellenic of not less than 44% until December 31, 2013 and not less than 40% until December 31, 2018.
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About Coca‑Cola Hellenic
Coca‑Cola Hellenic is one of the world's largest bottlers of products of The Coca‑Cola Company with sales of more than 2 billion unit cases. It has broad geographic reach with operations in 28 countries serving a population of approximately 560 million people. Coca‑Cola Hellenic offers a diverse range of ready-to-drink non-alcoholic beverages in the sparkling, juice, water, sport, energy, tea and coffee categories. Coca‑Cola Hellenic is committed to promoting sustainable development in order to create value for its business and for society. This includes providing products that meet the beverage needs of consumers, fostering an open and inclusive work environment, conducting our business in ways that protect and preserve the environment and contribute to the socio-economic development of our local communities.
Coca‑Cola Hellenic‘s shares are listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: EEEK), with a secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: CCB). Coca‑Cola Hellenic’s American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CCH). Coca‑Cola Hellenic is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indexes. For more information, please visit www.coca-colahellenic.com