ATHENS - 9 October 2002 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola HBC) today announced that its Form 20-F Registration Statement filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been declared effective.

The filing is a requirement in connection with the upcoming Coca‑Cola HBC listing of American Depositary Shares (ADSs) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on 10 Οctober 2002. Form 20-F is a registration statement for registering securities of qualified foreign issuers of shares in the United States.

The complete Form 20-F Registration Statement and an informational memorandum in Greek are now available on Coca‑Cola HBC’s website (

Coca‑Cola HBC is one of the largest bottlers of non-alcoholic beverages in Europe and the second largest Coca‑Cola bottler in the world by sales volume, operating in 26 countries with a total population of more than 500 million. Coca‑Cola HBC’s shares are listed on the Athens Stock Exchange, with secondary listings on the London and Australian Stock Exchanges.


For information, contact:

Coca‑Cola HBC

Melina Androutsopoulou

Director of Investor Relations & Business Development

Tel: +30 (0) 10 618 3100


Bill Douglas

Chief Financial Officer

Tel: +30 (0) 10 618 3100


FD Morgen-Walke

Marco Lima

Tel: +1 212 850 5652