Athens, Greece – 31 July 2012 – As previously announced, on 25 June 2012, the Annual General Meeting of the shareholders of Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Company) resolved, inter alia:
1) on the amendment of the Company’s distinctive title to “COCA-COLA HELLENIC” and
2) the decrease of the Company’s share capital as follows:
i.by the amount of Euro 124,626,096.28 through the decrease of the nominal value of each share by an amount of Euro 0.34, i.e. from Euro 1.50 to Euro 1.16 per share, and the return of an equal amount of capital to the shareholders in cash and
ii.by the amount of Euro 54,982,101.30 through the decrease of the nominal value of each share by an amount of Euro 0.15, i.e. from Euro 1.16 to Euro 1.01 per share, by offsetting an equal amount of accumulated losses.
Following the aforementioned decrease, the Company’s share capital amounts to Euro 370,212,815.42 divided into 366,547,342 shares, of a nominal value of Euro 1.01 each.
The Ministry of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transportation and Networks, by virtue of its decision No Κ2-4916/24.7.2012 approved the amendment of the relevant articles of the Company’s Articles of Association.
The Board of Directors of the Athens Exchange in its meeting dated 30 July 2012 was informed of the change of the Company’s distinctive title, the decrease of the nominal value of the Company’s shares and of the capital return to be effected through a cash payment of Euro 0.34 per share to the Company’s shareholders.
Following the above, as of 1 August 2012, the Company’s distinctive title shall be amended to «COCA-COLA HELLENIC» in all documentation and systems of the Athens Exchange. Moreover, from 1 August 2012, the shares of the Company will be traded on the Athens Exchange with the new nominal value of Euro 1.01 per share and without the right to receive the capital return amount in cash of Euro 0.34 per share. From the same date, the opening price of the Company’s shares in the Athens Exchange will be adjusted according to the Athens Exchange Regulation and Decision No. 26 of the Board of Directors of Athens Exchange, as currently in force.
The shareholders who are registered with the registry of the Central Depository System on 3 August 2012 are entitled to receive the capital return (Euro 0.34 per share). Payment of the capital return will commence on 8 August 2012 and payment will be effected as follows:
1. From the operators of the shareholders’ shares (custodians – brokers), if such right has been granted to them.
2. Through the branch network of the National Bank of Greece to those shareholders who have not authorized their operator to collect the capital return, or whose shares are kept in the special account of Hellenic Exchanges S.A., or whose shares are kept in no-show shareholders registries.
For the cash collection through the branch network of the National Bank of Greece it is necessary to present an identification card of the shareholder and a print-out of the data of the relevant Code Number from the Shareholders’ Registry in the Central Depository System. The payment of the capital return to any third party can only be effected following the presentation of an authorization-proxy, which should include the full details of the shareholder, as well as the details of the person authorized (name, surname, father’s name, Identity Card number and Tax Registration number), accompanied by a certification of the shareholder’s signature by a police department or any other competent Authority. Following the lapse of a twenty four (24) month period starting from the date of commencement of payment, i.e. from 8 August 2014, the capital return amount in cash may be collected by the beneficiaries solely from the Company’s Head Office (9 Fragokklissias str, Marousi).
For any further information the shareholders may contact the Investor Relations Department of the Company at Tel. +30 210 6183 208, +30 210 6183 106.
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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