Athens, Greece – 13 May 2011 – Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. ("Coca‑Cola Hellenic" and, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group") announces the replacement of the Group's existing EUR 500,000,000 Syndicated Multi-Currency Revolving Credit Facility (the “Previous Facility”), which was set to expire in December 2012, with a new EUR 500,000,000 Syndicated Multi-Currency Revolving Credit Facility having a term of five years (the “Facility”). The Facility, which is for general corporate purposes, will be at lower finance costs to the Group than the Previous Facility. The Previous Facility has been cancelled.
Coca‑Cola HBC Finance B.V. is the borrower under the Facility (the “Borrower”). The obligations of the Borrower under the Facility are guaranteed by both Coca‑Cola Hellenic and Coca‑Cola HBC Finance Plc.
The ten Mandated Lead Arrangers are ING Bank N.V., London Branch, Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking (The Corporate and Investment Banking Division of Société Générale, Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Banc of America Securities Limited, Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, Credit Suisse AG, London Branch, The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC, The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, and Intesa Sanpaolo s.p.a..
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About Coca‑Cola Hellenic
Coca‑Cola Hellenic 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 broad geographic footprint with operations in 28 countries serving a population of more than 560 million people. Coca‑Cola Hellenic offers a diverse range of ready-to-drink non-alcoholic beverages in the sparkling, juice, water, sport, energy, tea and coffee categories. Coca‑Cola Hellenic 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 our business in ways that protect and preserve the environment and contribute to the socio-economic development of our local communities.
Coca‑Cola Hellenic‘s shares are listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: EEEK), with a secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: CCB). Coca‑Cola Hellenic’s American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CCH). Coca‑Cola Hellenic is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indexes. For more information, please visit www.coca-colahellenic.com