Maroussi, Greece –March 14th 2008 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (“Coca‑Cola Hellenic”, the “Company”) announces that as of Tuesday, March 18, 2008, a total of 824,832 of its new ordinary shares will commence trading on the Athens Exchange.

The new shares have been issued as a result of an increase in the share capital of Coca‑Cola Hellenic amounting to € 412,416 following the exercise of stock options by employees of Coca‑Cola Hellenic and of its affiliated companies.

The share capital of the Company now amounts to €182,281,594.50 divided into 364,563,189 shares with a nominal value of €0.50 each.

The new 824,832 shares have been distributed to a total of 51 employees as follows:

Number

of plan

Date of

approval by

the General

Meeting

Date of

approval by

the Board of

Directors

Exercise

price in EUR

before the

issuance of

bonus

shares

through

capitalization

of reserves*

Adjusted

exercise price

in EUR

following the

issuance of

bonus shares

through

capitalization

of reserves *

Options

exercised /

Shares

granted

Amount in

Euros

1.

22.11.2001

13.12.2001

23.32

15.55

181,159

2,817,022.45

2.

22.11.2001

13.12.2001

20.97

13.98

0.00

0.00

3.

22.11.2001

13.12.2001

17.06

11.37

17,172

195,245.64

4.

22.11.2001

13.12.2001

14.68

9.79

61,896

605,961.84

5.

22.11.2001

13.12.2001

12.08

8.05

0.00

0.00

6.

22.11.2001

13.12.2001

14.53

9.69

48,050

465,604.50

7.

06.06.2003

23.06.2003

12.95

8.63

0.00

0.00

8.

06.06.2003

15.12.2003

16.76**

11.17

24,000

268,080.00

9.

06.06.2003

03.12.2004

18.63**

12.42

230,809

2,866,647.78

10.

17.06.2005

02.12.2005

23.30**

15.53

132,247

2,053,795.91

11.

17.06.2005

21.03.2006

24.85**

16.57

24,999

414,233.43

12.

17.06.2005

23.06.2006

23.02**

15.35

0.00

0.00

13.

17.06.2005

13.12.2006

28.06**

18.71

104,500

1,955,195.00

14.

17.06.2005

13.12.2007

-

28.75**

0.00

0.00

Total:

 

 

 

 

824,832

11,641,786.55

*)The exercise price per share in relation to the Company’s Stock Option Plans, as this had been initially determined by the decisions of the General Assembly of the Company dated 22.11.2001, 06.06.2003 and 17.06.2005 accordingly, was readjusted as a consequence of the decision of the General Assembly of the Company for the granting of bonus shares through capitalization of reserves, dated 15 October 2007.

(**) denotes that such exercise price was calculated as the average value of the Company's share price at close of trading on the Athens Stock 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 approved the share capital increase, which does not constitute an amendment of the Company’s Articles of Association, on February 28, 2008, 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 its announcements no K2-2785/03.03.2008 and K2- 2785(bis)/03.03.2008.

The Board of Directors of the Athens Exchange approved on Thursday, March 13, 2008 the commencement of trading of the 824,832 new ordinary shares of the Company.

The Board of Directors of the Company has resolved that trading of the above new shares on the Athens Exchange will commence on Tuesday, March 18, 2008. The new shares will have been credited to the securities accounts (SAT accounts) of the beneficial shareholders before 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 par. 2 f of Law 3401/2005 has been made available from Friday, March 7, 2008, at the offices of the Company at Maroussi of Attiki (9 Fragoklissias Street), and in electronic form on the website of the Company www.coca-colahellenic.com

 

INQUIRIES

Company contacts:

Coca‑Cola Hellenic

Sarah Robinson

Rewards Director

 

Vassilis Fragoulis

Compensation and Benefits Manager

 

 

 

Tel: +30 210 61 83 175

email: sarah.robinson@cchellenic.com

 

Tel: +30 210 61 83 312

email: vassilis.fragoulis@cchellenic.com

 

Coca‑Cola Hellenic’s website is located at www.coca-colahellenic.com.

Coca‑Cola Hellenic 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 550 million people. Coca‑Cola Hellenic shares are listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: EEEK), with secondary listings on the London (LSE: CCB) and Australian (ASX: CHB) Stock Exchanges. Coca‑Cola Hellenic’s American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CCH).