Athens, Greece – January 13, 2005 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola HBC, CCHBC) has been advised that on 12 January 2005 Mr. Leonidas Ioannou, a non-executive member of Coca‑Cola HBC’s Board of Directors, has sold 1,500,000 ordinary shares of Coca‑Cola HBC, through a private placement, at a price of €18.46.

The shares were placed with Greek and International institutional investors. Following this placement, Mr. Ioannou holds 3,199,053 Coca‑Cola HBC shares representing 1.343% of the company’s issued share capital.

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).



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Coca‑Cola HBC – Investor Relations

Melina Androutsopoulou

Theodore Varelas

Thalia Chantziara



Tel: +30 210 618 3100


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Financial Dynamics Athens

Alastair Hetherington

Tel: (+30) 210 725 8194

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US Press Contact:

Financial Dynamics US

Jim Olecki


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