Zug, Switzerland - 28 May 2013 - The board of directors of Coca‑Cola HBC AG (the "Board of Directors") convenes an extraordinary general meeting on 19 June 2013.

The Board of Directors of Coca‑Cola HBC AG ("Coca‑Cola HBC") resolved on 27 May 2013 to convene an extraordinary general meeting ("EGM") to be held on Wednesday, 19 June 2013, at 11:00 CET, at Theater Casino Zug, Artherstrasse 2-4, Zug, Switzerland.

The Board of Directors proposes to elect Mr. Stefan F. Heidenreich as a new member of the Board of Directors, succeeding Mr. Kent Atkinson as an independent non-executive director who will retire as of the EGM, as announced separately today. The EGM will also resolve on the dividend of EUR 0.34 per share out of capital contribution reserves (capped at CHF 200 million) which was announced on 16 May 2013. Furthermore, the Board of Directors proposes to change the Company's registered office to Steinhausen in order to allow Coca‑Cola HBC to move to its new headquarters at Turmstrasse 30, 6300 Zug / Steinhausen, Switzerland.

Agenda of the EGM

In summary, the EGM will have the following agenda and include the following proposals by the Board of Directors:

  • 1. Advisory non-binding vote on the 2012 consolidated financial statements of Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. and its subsidiaries
  • 2. Approval of unconsolidated interim financial statements of Coca‑Cola HBC AG as of 30 April 2013
  • 3. Appropriation of reserves / declaration of dividend: Dividend of EUR 0.34 per share (up to CHF 200 million in total) out of the general capital contribution reserve
  • 4. Election of one new member of the Board of Directors: Stefan F. Heidenreich
  • 5. Change of registered office of Coca‑Cola HBC AG: to Steinhausen

The formal notice of the EGM, including a full description of the items of the agenda and the proposals of the Board of Directors, has been published today in the Swiss Official Gazette of Commerce (Schweizerisches Handelsamtsblatt). A circular incorporating the formal notice of the EGM is sent to all registered share-holders. It 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-colahbcag.com.

Zug, 27 May 2013

Coca‑Cola HBC AG

The Board of Directors


Coca‑Cola HBC AG  
Oya Gur
Investor Relations Director
Tel: +30 210 618 3255
email: oya.gur@cchellenic.com
Panagiotis Vergis
Investor Relations Manager
Tel: +30 210 618 3124
email: panagiotis.vergis@cchellenic.com
Eri Tziveli
Investor Relations Manager
Tel: +30 210 618 3133
email: eri.tziveli@cchellenic.com
Corporate brokers:  
Credit Suisse
George Maddison
Tristan Lovegrove
Tel: +44 20 7888 8888
email: george.maddison@credit-suisse.com
email: tristan.lovegrove@credit-suisse.com
J.P. Morgan Cazenove
Laurence Hollingworth
James Mitford
Tel: +44 20 7251 3801
email: laurence.hollingworth@jpmorgancazenove.com
email: james.mitford@jpmorgancazenove.com
International media contact:  
RLM Finsbury
Guy Lamming
Charles Chichester
Tel: +44 20 7251 3801
email: guy.lamming@rlmfinsbury.com
email: charles.chichester@rlmfinsbury.com
Greek media contact:  
V+O Communications
Mary Andreadi
Tel: +30 211 7501223
email: ma@vando.gr

About Coca‑Cola Hellenic Group

Coca‑Cola HBC 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 a broad geographic footprint with operations in 28 countries serving a population of approximately 581 million people. Coca‑Cola HBC offers a diverse range of ready-to-drink non-alcoholic 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 has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: CCH) and its shares are listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: EEE). Coca‑Cola HBC's American depositary shares (ADSs) are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CCH). Coca‑Cola HBC is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indexes. For more information, please visit http://www.coca-colahbcag.com/.