Athens, Greece – October 31, 2003 – The Extraordinary General Meeting of the shareholders of Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola HBC, CCHBC, Company) which was held in Athens, Greece on 31 October 2003 took the following decisions:

1. As part of the leveraged re-capitalisation plan the Extraordinary General Meeting approved a share capital decrease of €473,337,192.00 through the decrease of the nominal value of each share of CCHBC by €2.00, (i.e. from €2.50 to €0.50) the return of an equal amount of capital to all shareholders and the corresponding amendment and codification of Article 3 of the Articles of Association of the Company. In addition the shareholders of Coca‑Cola HBC granted the required authorisations to the Board of Directors of the Company for the necessary actions to complete the return of capital to the shareholders in cash. The record date and the payment date will be set by the Board of Directors once the necessary regulatory approvals have been obtained.

2. Amended the terms (re-pricing) of the existing stock option plans for employees of the Company and its affiliate companies, in accordance with article 13, para. 9 of Codified Law 2190/1920.

3. Approved the election of Doros Constantinou to the Board of Directors in replacement of Irial Finan who resigned.

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 3308


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


Tel: (+1) 212 850 5600


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