Athens, Greece – 8 March 2006 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola HBC, CCHBC) announced today that to date a total of 208,464,607 shares or approximately 83.4% of the outstanding share capital of Lanitis Bros Public Limited have either been tendered in response to the Public Offer launched by CCHBC’s subsidiary, 3E (Cyprus) Limited on 27 January 2006, or purchased by 3E (Cyprus) Limited on the Cyprus Stock Exchange since 27 January 2006.

The acceptance period of the Public Offer ends at the end of this week, on 10 March 2006 at 12:30pm.

Lanitis Bros Public Limited shareholders can receive copies of the prospectus of the Public Offer (available in the Greek language) and the Acceptance and Transfer of Shares Form through selected branches of the National Bank of Greece (Cyprus) Ltd.

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 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

George Toulantas

Anna Konoplianikova

 

 

Tel: +30 210 618 3100

e-mail: investor.relations@cchbc.com

European Press Contact:

Financial Dynamics Athens

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 .