Athens, Greece – 21 March 2006 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (“Coca‑Cola HBC”, “CCHBC”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) announced today that the Group has successfully completed the sale of a €350m 3-year Eurodenominated floating rate bond.

The offering has been executed through Coca‑Cola HBC Finance plc, and guaranteed by Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. and Coca‑Cola HBC Finance B.V. The bond was priced at 99.971 with a coupon of 3 month Euribor (Euro Interbank Offered Rate) +20 basis points.

The transaction has been executed under the Group existing €2 billion Euro Medium Term Note programme.

Proceeds from the bond offering will be used to refinance existing borrowings of the Group, as well to provide short term liquidity at completion of certain recent acquisitions made by Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A.

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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Company Contacts:

Coca‑Cola HBC – Treasury

Chris Nolan

 

Tel: +30 210 618 3114

e-mail: chris.nolan@cchbc.com

European Press Contact:

Financial Dynamics Athens

Greg Quine

Tel: (+44) 20 7269 7206

Mobile: (+44) 7940 538950

e-mail: greg.quine@fd.com

US Press Contact:

Financial Dynamics US

Jim Olecki

 

Tel: +1 212 850 5600

e-mail: jolecki@fd-us.com

  Coca‑Cola HBC’s website is located at www.coca-colahbc.com .