Athens, Greece – 31 May 2007 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (CocaCola HBC, CCHBC), announced today the completion of the acquisition of 100% of Eurmatik S.r.l., a local full-line vending operator in Italy.

Eurmatik has a long tradition in the Italian vending industry and is currently operating in all segments of the vending business such as hot and cold beverages, water and snacks.

The total consideration for the transaction is EUR15.8 million (including debt but excluding acquisition costs). The acquisition of Eurmatik is not expected to materially affect group profitability in the near term.

Coca‑Cola HBC is one of the world's largest bottlers of products of The Coca‑Cola Company and has operations in 28 countries serving a population of 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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