Athens, Greece - 20 January 2006 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola HBC, CCHBC) today announces the appointment of John Brady as Region Director.
Mr. Brady, who is returning to CCHBC from The Coca‑Cola Company, will replace Tony Maher, who has decided to leave CCHBC at the end of February to pursue other interests.
John Brady has 24 years of experience in the Coca‑Cola system. Most recently he served as President and CEO of the Coca‑Cola Bottlers’ Sales and Services Company in Atlanta. In this role, he was responsible for the strategic direction, oversight and management of a system-wide organisation designed to leverage North American system strengths, capture efficiencies, improve productivity, generate incremental revenue and promote a more uniform face to customers. Prior to this, Mr. Brady served as Regional Vice President for Coca‑Cola North America.
Between 1998 and 2002 Mr. Brady held the position of Region Director of Coca‑Cola Beverages and subsequently Coca‑Cola HBC. His career also includes executive positions within Coca‑Cola Amatil, Coca‑Cola Indonesia, and Coca‑Cola USA.
Mr Doros Constantinou, Managing Director of Coca‑Cola HBC said, “We are sorry to see Tony Maher depart from CCHBC. In his many years with us, Tony has earned the respect and admiration of people both within and outside our organisation. We appreciate his substantial contribution to our success and I am also personally grateful for his friendship over the past years. We wish him all the best for the future.”
“At the same time, we are very pleased that John has decided to return to CCHBC. He is very well known and respected within our company, and we welcome the significant experience he brings with him from his many years within the Coca‑Cola system. As he is returning to a familiar role, we expect a smooth and rapid transition and we look forward to working with him once again.”
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 approximately 540 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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