Athens, Greece – 24 December 2003 – Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola HBC, CCHBC, the Company), announced today that following the exercise of stock options by option-holders under CCHBC’s stock option plan, the Board of Directors of Coca‑Cola HBC, pursuant to para. 9 of art. 3 of Codified Law 2190/1920, resolved yesterday to increase the Company’s share capital by the amount of €128,340.50.

A total of 256,681 new ordinary shares of a nominal value of €0.50 each will be issued at issuance prices of €12.08, €12.95, €14.53, and €14.68 per share and a total issuance value of €3,371,556.03.

The day the new shares will start trading will be announced following regulatory approval by the Athens Stock Exchange.

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

e-mail: investor.relations@cchbc.com

Coca‑Cola HBC

Thalia Chantziara

Investor Relations Analyst

 

Tel: (+30) 210 618 3124

e-mail: thalia.chantziara@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

U.S. Press Contact:

Financial Dynamics

Brian Maddox

Lindsay Hatton

 

Tel: (+1) 212 850 5600

e-mail: bmaddox@fdmw.com

e-mail: lhatton@fd-us.com,

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