Announcement of Related Party Transaction

Zug, Switzerland – 13 December 2019 – Earlier today, Coca‑Cola HBC AG ("Coca‑Cola HBC") and The Coca‑Cola Company ("TCCC") entered into a binding agreement for the contribution of assets relating to the Multon Z.A.O group of companies, an existing joint operation of Coca‑Cola HBC and TCCC engaged in the production and distribution of juices in Russia, into a company indirectly owned by Coca‑Cola HBC and TCCC, each with a 50% equity interest (the "Transaction").

There is no consideration being paid or received by Coca‑Cola HBC as this transaction is a contribution of business assets in exchange for the establishment of an arrangement preserving the respective existing business and commercial interests of the parties, and as such there is no transfer of economic value between Coca‑Cola HBC and TCCC. Additionally, exit provisions shall apply to the ongoing relationship between Coca‑Cola HBC and TCCC.

The Transaction has been entered into with European Refreshments which is a subsidiary of TCCC a substantial shareholder of Coca‑Cola HBC and, as such, the Transaction constitutes a smaller related party transaction for the purposes of LR 11.1.10R. Coca‑Cola HBC's sponsor has provided written confirmation that the arrangements are fair and reasonable as far as Coca‑Cola HBC's shareholders are concerned.

Investors and Analysts:

Joanna Kennedy

Investor Relations Director

Tel: +44 20 37 444 230

Carla Fabiano

Investor Relations Manager

Tel: +44 20 37 444 231


David Hart

Group External Communication Director

Tel: +41 41 726 0143

International media contact:


Rob Morgan 

Tom Davies

Tel: +44 7557 413 275

Greek media contact:

V+O Communications

Argyro Oikonomou

Tel: +30 211 7501219


About Coca‑Cola HBC

Coca‑Cola HBC is a leading bottler of The Coca‑Cola Company with an annual sales volume of more than 2 billion unit cases. It has a broad geographic footprint with operations in 28 countries serving a population of more than 600 million people. Coca‑Cola HBC offers a diverse range of primarily 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 among the top sustainability performers in ESG benchmarks such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, CDP, MSCI ESG and FTSE4Good, among others.

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