Athens, Greece – April 5, 2006 – Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola HBC, CCHBC) announced today that it has discontinued its discussions with C. Cardassilaris & Sons S.A. (a dry nuts company listed on the Athens Exchange).

On February 9, 2006 C. Cardassilaris & Sons S.A. and CCHBC confirmed that preliminary discussions were taking place to explore possible opportunities for co-operation. Following these discussions, CCHBC has concluded that an agreement in accordance with its investment criteria was not feasible. CCHBC has therefore decided to permanently discontinue talks with C. Cardassilaris & Sons 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 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 – Investor Relations

Melina Androutsopoulou

 

Tel: +30 210 618 3100

e-mail: investor.relations@cchbc.com

European Press Contact:

Financial Dynamics London

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 .