Athens, Greece – 22 February 2005 – Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola HBC, CCHBC) has been informed that as part of the Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc. ("MSCI") Quarterly Structural Change process, the proportion of Coca‑Cola HBC's market capitalization included in the MSCI Greece index has increased.
The change will be effective as of the close of 28th February 2005.
MSCI is a leading provider of equity (international and US), fixed income and hedge fund indices. They provide global equity indices, which, over the last 30 years, have become the most widely used international equity benchmarks by institutional investors. MSCI constructs global equity benchmark indices that contribute to the investment process by serving as relevant and accurate performance benchmarks and effective research tools, and as the basis for various investment vehicles.
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).
Inquiries should be directed to MSCI Client Services on +44 20 7425 6660