Athens, Greece – 30 January 2004 – Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. and its subsidiary, Coca‑Cola HBC Finance B.V. (together, “CCHBC”), announced today that they are extending until 5:00 p.m. New York City time on Friday, 6 February 2004, unless further extended, the expiration date of their offer to exchange the 5.125% Notes due 2013 and the 5.500% Notes due 2015 issued by Coca‑Cola HBC Finance B.V. and fully, unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. in September 2003, primarily in the United States, pursuant to Rule 144A and, outside the United States, based on Regulation S of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), for an equal amount of new and registered under the Securities Act 5.125% Notes due 2013 and 5.500% Notes due 2015 to be issued by Coca‑Cola HBC Finance B.V. and to be fully, unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A., respectively.

The exchange offer had been scheduled to expire on 29 January 2004. All other terms of the exchange offer remain unchanged. CCHBC is extending the exchange offer because not all of the outstanding 5.125% Notes due 2013 and 5.500% Notes due 2015 have been tendered. CCHBC does not currently intend to extend the exchange offer beyond Friday, 6 February 2004.

CCHBC will accept for exchange any and all original notes validly tendered and not withdrawn prior to 5:00 p.m. New York City time on Friday, 6 February 2004 (the “Expiration Date”), unless further extended. Tenders of original notes may be withdrawn at any time prior to 5:00 p.m. New York City time on the Expiration Date.

The terms of the exchange offer and other information relating to CCHBC are set forth in the prospectus dated 19 December 2003. Copies of the prospectus and the related letter of transmittal may be obtained from The Bank of New York, which is serving as the exchange agent in connection with this exchange offer. The Bank of New York’s address, telephone number and facsimile number are as follows:

The Bank of New York

Corporate Trust Administration

One Canada Square

London E14 5AL

United Kingdom

Telephone: (44) 20 7964 6402

Fax: (44) 20 7964 3699

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 more than 500 million people. CCHBC shares are listed on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE: 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

John Fulton

Group Treasurer

 

Melina Androutsopoulou

Investor Relations Director

 

 

Tel: (+30) 210 618 3114

e-mail: john.fulton@cchbc.com

 

 Tel: (+30) 210 618 3100

e-mail: investor.relations@cchbc.com

Coca‑Cola HBC

Thalia Chantziara

Investor Relations Analyst

 

Tel: (+30) 210 618 3124

e-mail: thalia.chantziara@cchbc.com

European Press Contact:

Financial Dynamics Athens

Alastair Hetherington

Tel: (+30) 210 725 8194

Mobile: (+30) 694 775 2284

e-mail: alastair.hetherington@fd.com

U.S. Press Contact:

Financial Dynamics

Brian Maddox

Lindsay Hatton

 

Tel: (+1) 212 850 5600

e-mail: bmaddox@fdmw.com

e-mail: lhatton@fd-us.com

Coca‑Cola HBC’s website is located at www.coca-colahbc.com.