Zug, Switzerland – 24 July 2014 – Coca‑Cola HBC AG (“Coca‑Cola HBC” or the “Company”), today announces the admission to trading on the Athens Exchange of 56,908 ordinary registered Company’s shares with a par value of CHF 6.70 each fully paid (“Ordinary Shares”) which have already been issued following the exercise of stock options granted under the Company’s stock option plan during the period starting from 1/01/2014 to 30/06/2014.
The Ordinary Shares will commence trading on the Athens Exchange on 28/7/2014.
The Ordinary Shares have already been admitted upon issuance to the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s main market for listed securities under the Company’s block listing facility. The Company has the ability to admit a further 35,401,363 Ordinary Shares under its block listing facility.
As at 30 June 2014, Coca‑Cola HBC's issued share capital consisted of 367,747,133 Ordinary Shares, of which 14,925 Ordinary shares are held by Coca‑Cola HBC AG and 3,430,135 shares are held by its subsidiary, Coca‑Cola HBC Services MEPE, in treasury. Accordingly, as at 30 June 2014, the total number of voting rights in Coca‑Cola HBC is 364,302,073 for the purposes of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority ("DTRs").
Shareholders may use the above total voting rights figure as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the share capital of Coca‑Cola HBC under the DTRs.
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About Coca‑Cola HBC
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/.