Athens, Greece – 10 November 2009 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola Hellenic) announced today the successful launch of a Euro bond issue of €300 million.
The proceeds of this transaction will be partly used to fund the previously announced Capital Return payment and will allow Coca‑Cola Hellenic to extend its maturity profile. The 7-year €300 million bond offering, which offers a 4.25% coupon, attracted almost €3 billion in orders and has been placed with a diversified investor base.
The bond is issued by Coca‑Cola HBC Finance B.V. and guaranteed by Coca‑Cola Hellenic and will be listed on the London Stock Exchange.
The transaction will settle on 16 November 2009 and the bonds will mature on 16 November 2016.
Coca‑Cola Hellenic is rated A (stable) by Standard & Poor’s and A3 (stable) by Moody’s Investor Services. Credit Suisse, Citi and Bank of America Merrill Lynch acted as joint lead managers while Alpha Bank and the National Bank of Greece acted as co-lead managers of the issue.
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About Coca‑Cola Hellenic
Coca‑Cola Hellenic is one of the world's largest bottlers of products of The Coca‑Cola Company with sales of more than 2 billion unit cases. It has broad geographic reach with operations in 28 countries serving a population of approximately 560 million people. Coca‑Cola Hellenic offers a diverse range of ready-to-drink non-alcoholic beverages in the sparkling, juice, water, sport, energy, tea and coffee categories. Coca‑Cola Hellenic is committed to promoting sustainable development in order to create value for its business and for society. This includes providing products that meet the beverage needs of consumers, fostering an open and inclusive work environment, conducting our business in ways that protect and preserve the environment and contribute to the socio-economic development of our local communities.
Coca‑Cola Hellenic‘s shares are listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: EEEK), with a secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: CCB). Coca‑Cola Hellenic’s American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CCH). Coca‑Cola Hellenic is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indexes. For more information, please visit www.coca-colahellenic.com