Athens, Greece – 28 February 2011 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. ("Coca‑Cola Hellenic" and, together with its subsidiaries, "the Group") announced today a successful offering by Coca‑Cola HBC Finance B.V. (the "Issuer") of an additional EUR 300,000,000 4.25% Fixed Rate Notes due 16 November 2016 and guaranteed by Coca‑Cola Hellenic (the "New Notes").
The New Notes shall be consolidated and form a single series with the existing EUR 300,000,000 4.25% Fixed Rate Notes due 16 November 2016 issued on 16 November 2009 (the "Existing Notes").
The New Notes will bring the total outstanding amount of the series to EUR 600,000,000. The issue was significantly oversubscribed and has been placed with a diversified investor base. The price for the orders was EUR 100.436, which represents a yield of 4.159%. The proceeds of the issue of the New Notes will be used to repay the outstanding balance of the EUR 500,000,000 4.375 per cent. Fixed Rate Guaranteed Notes issued by the Issuer and guaranteed by Coca‑Cola Hellenic, which mature on 15 July 2011, and thereby extend the Group's overall debt maturity profile.
The transaction is expected to settle on 2 March 2011. The New Notes are expected to be admitted to the Official List of the Financial Services Authority of the United Kingdom and to trading on the Regulated Market of the London Stock Exchange plc.
Coca‑Cola Hellenic is rated A (stable) by Standard & Poor’s and A3 (stable) by Moody’s Investor Services. Deutsche Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and The Royal Bank of Scotland acted as joint lead managers of the issue.
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About Coca‑Cola Hellenic
Coca‑Cola Hellenic is one of the world's largest bottlers of products of The Coca‑Cola Company with sales of more than 2 billion unit cases. It has broad geographic reach with operations in 28 countries serving a population of more than 560 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