Athens, Greece – 9 May 2012 – Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola Hellenic, Company) announces, according to article 19 para. 2 of Law 3556/2007 that the Board of Directors of the Company intends to propose to the Annual General Meeting that is scheduled for 25th June 2012, the following amendments to the Company’s Articles of Association:

1. Amendment of article 1, paragraph 2 of the Company’s Articles of Association regarding the distinctive title of the Company. It is proposed to amend article 1, paragraph 2 of the Company’s Articles of Association as follows: 
        2- Distinctive title: The Company’s distinctive title is “COCA-COLA HELLENIC”.

2. Amendment of article 3 of the Company’s Articles of Association regarding the share capital of the Company. Following the proposed decreases of the Company’s share capital through (a) a reduction of the nominal value of its shares by Euro 0.34 and return of the amount of the capital reduction to its shareholders in cash and (b) a reduction of the nominal value of its shares by Euro 0.15 and set-off of such reduction against accrued losses of the Company, it is proposed to amend article 3 of the Company's Articles of Association regarding the Company's share capital, with the insertion of the following paragraphs at the end of paragraph (a):

“By decision of the Annual General Meeting of the shareholders dated ……….. 2012, the share capital of the company was decreased by Euro 124,626,096.28 through a decrease of the nominal value of each share by Euro 0.34 per share, from Euro 1.50 to Euro 1.16 per share and the return to the shareholders in cash of the amount of the decrease.

After the above decrease, the share capital of the Company amounted to Euro 425,194,916.72 divided into 366,547,342 shares of a nominal value of Euro 1.16 each.

By decision of the same Annual General Meeting of the shareholders, the share capital of the company was decreased by Euro 54,982,101.30 through a decrease of the nominal value of each share by Euro 0.15 per share, from Euro 1.16 to Euro 1.01 per share, such reduction being set-off against accrued losses of the Company of an equal amount.

After the above decrease, the share capital of the Company amounts to Euro 370,212,815.42 divided into 366,547,342 shares of a nominal value of Euro 1.01 each.”

It is noted that the exact number of the Company’s shares and the total amount of the above capital reductions may be may be modified in the event that, prior to the Annual General Meeting, the Company issues new shares pursuant to the exercise of stock options under the Company’s existing stock option plans.

Enquiries

Coca‑Cola Hellenic
Oya Gur
Investor Relations Director

Tel:
email : oya.gur@cchellenic.com

Coca‑Cola Hellenic
Panagiotis Vergis
Investor Relations Manager

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email : panagiotis.vergis@cchellenic.com

European press contact: Pendomer Communications LLP
Greg Quine

 

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email: greg.quine@pendomer.com

About Coca‑Cola Hellenic
Coca‑Cola Hellenic is the second-largest bottler of products of The Coca‑Cola Company in terms of volume with sales of more than 2 billion unit cases. It has broad geographic footprint with operations in 28 countries serving a population of more than 570 million people. Coca‑Cola Hellenic offers a diverse range of ready-to-drink non-alcoholic beverages in the sparkling, juice, water, sport, energy, tea and coffee categories. Coca‑Cola Hellenic is committed to promoting sustainable development in order to create value for its business and for society. This includes providing products that meet the beverage needs of consumers, fostering an open and inclusive work environment, conducting our business in ways that protect and preserve the environment and contribute to the socio-economic development of our local communities.

Coca‑Cola Hellenic‘s shares are listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: EEEK), with a secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: CCB). Coca‑Cola Hellenic’s American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CCH). Coca‑Cola Hellenic is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indexes. For more information, please visit www.coca-colahellenic.com