Athens, Greece – October 10, 2002 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola HBC), (Athens Stock Exchange: EEEK, NYSE: CCH, London Stock Exchange: CCB, Australian Stock Exchange: CHB) announced that trading of the Company’s Level II American Depositary Shares (ADS) began today at the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CCH.” Each ADS represents one ordinary share of Coca‑Cola HBC.

“Today’s listing marks a very important milestone in the growth and development of Coca‑Cola HBC,” commented Irial Finan, Coca‑Cola HBC Managing Director. “We look forward to this listing to increase our visibility among a wide spectrum of investors and to improve the liquidity of our stock.”

"This is a great day for both Coca‑Cola HBC and the New York Stock Exchange," said NYSE Chairman and CEO Dick Grasso. "As the second largest Coca‑Cola bottler in the world, this listing emphasizes our long standing relationship with a great global brand. We look forward to an outstanding partnership with Coca‑Cola HBC and its shareholders."

Coca‑Cola HBC 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. Coca‑Cola HBC’s shares are listed on the Athens Stock Exchange, with secondary listings on the London and Australian Stock Exchanges. Coca‑Cola HBC’s web site is located at www.coca-colahbc.com.

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This press release may include information that could constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such forward-looking statements may involve risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any future results encompassed within the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include those matters disclosed in the Company’s Security and Exchange Commission filings.

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Coca‑Cola HBC

Melina Androutsopoulou

Director of Investor Relations & Business Development

Tel: +30 (0) 10 618 3100

 

Bill Douglas

Chief Financial Officer

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Investor Relations Contacts:

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