Zug, Switzerland – 28 May 2014 – Coca‑Cola HBC AG (“Coca‑Cola HBC” or the “Company”) today announces that Anastasios P. Leventis, Haralambos K. Leventis, John Hunter and Stefan Heidenreich have informed the Company of their intention to retire from the board of directors of Coca‑Cola HBC (the “Board of Directors”) at the time of the Company’s annual general meeting (“AGM”) on 25 June 2014.
Following such retirements, upon the recommendation of Coca‑Cola HBC's Nomination Committee, the Board of Directors of Coca‑Cola HBC has proposed each of Anastasios I. Leventis, Christo Leventis, José Octavio Reyes and John P. Sechi for election at the AGM as a non-executive director of the Board of Directors, with effect from the same date.
George A. David, Chairman of Coca‑Cola HBC, made the following remarks:
“On behalf of the Board, I would like to take this opportunity to offer our sincere thanks to Anastasios and Haralambos for the significant contributions they have made to the company over many years. Their seats are proposed to be taken by Anastasios and Christo Leventis, who will bring new perspectives to the Board.
"I would also like to offer my gratitude to John for his excellent contribution over the past four years, and my thanks to Stefan who unfortunately retires from the Board after one year due to an unexpected change to his location and availability, making it challenging for him to fulfil his obligations. We wish them both well for the future. "
“Finally, I look forward to working with José and John whose knowledge and international experience of both the Coca‑Cola System and the consumer goods industry will be a strategic asset for the Board and the CCHBC group.”
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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 585 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-colahellenic.com/.