Athens, Greece – 27 April 2009 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca- Cola Hellenic, the Company) announces resolutions of the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company’s shareholders which was held today.
A total of 436 shareholders, representing 235,181,329 shares, out of a total number of shares 365,402,097 (i.e. 64.37% of the Company’s share capital), were present or represented and voted at the Extraordinary General Meeting.
The Extraordinary General Meeting approved, by majority, a share buy-back program pursuant to Article 16 of Codified Law 2190/1920. The program enables the buy- back of shares comprising a maximum of up to 5% of the Company’s paid-in share capital during a period of 24 months from the date of the Extraordinary General Meeting i.e. until 26 April 2011. Based on the Company’s current capitalization, the maximum amount that may be bought-back pursuant to the program is 18,270,104 shares. Purchases under the program are subject to a minimum purchase price of €1.00 per share and a maximum purchase price of €20.00 per share.
Investors are reminded that applicable law does not require any actual use of such approved share buy-back programs. The Company may therefore, in its sole discretion, decide not to buy back any shares or to buy fewer shares than the maximum permissible number approved under the program. The implementation of the share buy-back program will depend on a number of factors including, without limitation the relative attractiveness of alternative investment opportunities and availability of funds.
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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) and Chess Depositary Instruments (CDIs) are listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: CHB). Coca‑Cola Hellenic is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indexes.