ATHENS - September 25, 2002 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (“CCHBC”, Athens: EEEK) confirmed today that it will list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange on October 10th 2002.

The principal purpose of the listing is to increase CCHBC’s comparability with its international peer group, and to expose the company to a wider analyst community. The company indicated on May 20th , 2002 that it would pursue the listing in the long term interests of its shareholders.

CCHBC has been advised by Socomex S.A., of the Kar-Tess Group, and Refreshment Product Services Inc. a subsidiary of The Coca‑Cola Company (NYSE:KO), two of CCHBC’s major shareholders, that they do not intend to pursue the secondary offering of shares announced on September 6th 2002 due to current market conditions.

In connection with today’s announcement, Mr Irial Finan CCHBC Managing Director said: “Our decision to proceed with the listing of CCHBC shares on October the 10th 2002 represents a major step forward for the company. CCHBC has had a long held ambition to have its shares listed on the NYSE to facilitate visibility and exposure to all of its key audiences. This listing marks a very important stepping stone in the company’s continuing growth and expansion in the international market place”.

CCHBC is one of the largest bottlers of non-alcoholic beverages in Europe and the second largest Coca‑Cola bottler in the world by sales volume, operating in 26 countries with a total population of more than 500 million. CCHBC’s shares are listed on the Athens Stock Exchange, with secondary listings on the London and Australian Stock Exchanges.


For information, contact:


Coca‑Cola HBC

Melina Androutsopoulou

Director of Investor Relations & Business Development

Tel: +30 (0) 10 618 3100


Bill Douglas

Chief Financial Officer

Tel: +30 (0) 10 618 3100


FD Morgen-Walke

Brian Maddox

Tel: +1 212 850 5661