Athens, Greece – 27 July 2006 – Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola HBC, CCHBC, the Company) announced today that Mr Leonidas Ioannou has resigned from CCHBC’s Board of Directors to enable him to devote more time and focus to other priorities.

Mr Ioannou’s resignation is effective immediately. The Company wishes to express its gratitude to Mr Ioannou, who has been a nonexecutive director of CCHBC’s Board for the past 25 years, and has contributed enormously during that period to the Company’s success and growth.

The Kar-Tess Group has informed Coca‑Cola HBC that it has nominated Mr Anastassis David to succeed Mr Ioannou as a Director of the Company. Mr David graduated from Tufts University in 1993 and began his career in the Coca‑Cola Bottling System in the United States. From 1994 to 1997 Mr David held several positions in the Sales and Marketing Departments of Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. During 1997 Mr David worked for Pricewaterhouse Coopers focusing on accounting and business finance. From 1998 to date Mr David’s principal activity has been as advisor to the Kar-Tess Group on its bottling investments. Mr David was Chairman of Navios Corporation, a major bulk shipping company, from 2002 to 2005 and currently serves as a member on the Board of Directors of IDEAL Group S.A. Mr David is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Fares Center of Tufts University.

Coca‑Cola HBC is one of the world's largest bottlers of products of The Coca‑Cola Company and has operations in 28 countries serving a population of 540 million people. CCHBC shares are listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: EEEK), with secondary listings on the London (LSE: CCB) and Australian (ASX: CHB) Stock Exchanges. CCHBC’s American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CCH).


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