Athens, Greece – 21 December 2005 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola HBC, CCHBC) announced today that, following the exercise of stock options by option-holders under Coca‑Cola HBC’s stock option plan, the Board of Directors of Coca‑Cola HBC, pursuant to para. 9 of art. 3 of Codified Law 2190/1920, resolved today to increase CCHBC’s share capital by the amount of €1,215,936.50.

A total of 2,431,873 new ordinary shares of a nominal value of €0.50 each will be issued at issuance prices of €23.32, €20.97, €17.06, €14.68, €14.53, €12.95, €16.76, and €18.63 per share and a total issuance value of €33,655,271.38.

The day the new shares will start trading will be announced following regulatory approval by the Athens Exchange.

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 approximately 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

 

 

Tel: +30 210 618 3100

e-mail: investor.relations@cchbc.com

European Press Contact:

Financial Dynamics Athens

Alastair Hetherington

Tel: (+30) 210 725 8194

Mobile: (+30) 694 775 2284

e-mail: alastair.hetherington@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.