Athens, Greece – 19 January 2007 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola HBC, CCHBC, the Company) today announces that as of Wednesday 24 January 2007, a total of 1,375,914 of its new ordinary shares will commence trading on the Athens Exchange.

The new shares correspond to an increase in CCHBC’s share capital of €687,957 and have been issued as a result of the exercise of stock options by employees of CCHBC and of its affiliated companies.

CCHBC’s share capital now amounts to €121,033,958 divided into 242,067,916 shares with a nominal value of €0.50 each.

A total of 126 employees subscribed for the new 1,375,914 shares as follows:

Number of plan

Date of the approving G.A.

Date of Board of Directors Meeting

Exercise price in EUR

Options exercised / Shares granted

Amount in EUR

1

22.11.2001

13.12.2001

23.32

52,127

1,215,601.64

2

22.11.2001

13.12.2001

20.97

12,472

261,537.84

3

22.11.2001

13.12.2001

17.06

148,826

2,538,971.56

4

22.11.2001

13.12.2001

14.68

364,259

5,347,322.12

5

22.11.2001

13.12.2001

12.08

20,000

241,600.00

6

22.11.2001

13.12.2001

14.53

182,000

2,644,460.00

7

06.06.2003

23.6.2003

12.95

40,400

523,180.00

8

06.06.2003

15.12.2003

3.12.2004

  16.76*  

  18.63*      

301,570

239,095

5,054,313.20

4,454,339.85

9

17.06.2005

2.12.2005

21.03.2006 23.06.2006 13.12.2006

  23.30*    

  24.85*  

  23.02*  

  28.06*

15,165

0

0

0

353,344.50 0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Total:

 

 

 

1,375,914

22,634,670.71

(*) denotes that such exercise price was calculated as the average value of the Company's share price at the close of trading on the Athens Exchange over the last ten (10) working days prior to the relevant decision of the Board of Directors granting the options.

The Board of Directors certified the share capital increase, which does not constitute an amendment of the company’s Articles of Association, on 20 December 2006, in accordance with the resolutions of the General Meetings listed above. The Ministry of Development approved and registered the share capital increase with the Registry of Societes Anonymes pursuant to decision Κ2-18168 dated 27 December 2006.

The Board of Directors of the Athens Exchange approved the commencement of trading of the 1,375,914 new ordinary shares on Thursday 18 January 2007.

The Board of Directors of the Company has resolved that trading of the above new shares on the Athens Exchange will commence on Wednesday 24 January 2007. The new shares will have been credited to the securities accounts (SAT accounts) of the relevant shareholders no later than such date. The opening price of the Company’s shares on the above date will be determined in accordance with the Regulations of the Athens Exchange.

Information pursuant to article 4 of Law 3401/2005 has been made available from 14 December 2006 at the offices of the Company at 9 Fragoklissias Street, Maroussi, and in electronic form on the website of the Company www.coca-colahbc.com

 

Coca‑Cola HBC is one of the world's largest bottlers of products of The Coca‑Cola Company and has operations in 28 countries serving a population of more than 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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