Zug, Switzerland – 22 June 2016 – Coca‑Cola HBC AG ("Coca‑Cola HBC") today announces that all of the proposals of the Board of Directors (the "Board") set out in the notice of the annual general meeting ("AGM") dated 19 May 2016 were duly passed by the requisite majority of shareholders at its AGM held on Tuesday 21 June 2016.
The final results are set out below. A copy of the resolutions passed at the AGM has also been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM and on Coca‑Cola HBC's website at www.coca-colahellenic.com
Following the retirement of Messrs. George A. David, Irial Finan, Sir Michael Llewellyn Smith and Nigel Macdonald from the Board as of the end of the AGM, Coca‑Cola HBC's shareholders elected Messrs. Ahmet C. Bozer, William W. Douglas III, Reto Francioni and Robert Ryan Rudolph as non-executive directors. Biographies of the new non-executive directors can be found at www.coca-colahellenic.com
In addition, the AGM adopted a proposal for a reduction of the share capital of Coca‑Cola HBC AG by CHF 20,100,000 from CHF 2,466,546,689.90 to CHF 2,446,446,689.90 by cancelling 3,000,000 treasury shares and, upon completion of the reduction of share capital, the approval of amendments to the articles of association of Coca‑Cola HBC to reflect the reduction of capital. The AGM also approved a dividend of EUR 0.40 per share to be paid out of the general capital contribution reserves. The full amount of EUR 0.40 per share will be paid on 26 July 2016 to holders of ordinary shares on the record date of 1 July 2016. The shares are expected to be traded ex-dividend as of 30 June 2016, in which case the last day on which the shares may be traded with the entitlement to receive dividends will be 29 June 2016.
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About Coca‑Cola HBC
Coca‑Cola HBC is a leading bottler of The Coca‑Cola Company with a sales volume of more than 2 billion unit cases. It has a broad geographic footprint with operations in 28 countries serving a population of approximately 594 million people. Coca‑Cola HBC offers a diverse range of non-alcoholic ready to drink beverages in the sparkling, juice, water, sport, energy, tea and coffee categories. Coca‑Cola HBC 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 its business in ways that protect and preserve the environment and contribute to the socio-economic development of the local communities. Coca‑Cola HBC is ranked beverage industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indices, and is also included in the FTSE4Good Index.
Coca‑Cola HBC has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: CCH) and its shares are listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: EEE). For more information, please visit http://www.coca-colahellenic.com.