Athens, Greece - 9 September 2005 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola HBC, CCHBC) announced today that it has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire jointly with The Coca‑Cola Company 100% of Fresh and Co, the leading producer of fruit juices in Serbia and Montenegro.

The potential acquisition involves a production facility located at Subotica and the juice and nectar brands Next and Su-Voce.

CCHBC will commence distribution of Fresh and Co products in Serbia and Montenegro immediately.

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 approximately 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).


Company Contacts:

Coca‑Cola HBC – Investor Relations

Melina Androutsopoulou

George Toulantas

Thalia Chantziara



Tel: +30 210 618 3100


European Press Contact:

Financial Dynamics Athens

Alastair Hetherington

Tel: (+30) 210 725 8194

Mobile: (+30) 694 775 2284


US Press Contact:

Financial Dynamics US

Jim Olecki


 Tel: +1 212 850 5600


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