Amendment to today’s announcement regarding the record date Athens, Greece – 28 February 2006 – Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola HBC, CCHBC) announces that the audited full set of financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2005 (stand alone and consolidated) based on International Financial Reporting Standards will be published on Wednesday 29 March 2006.
The Annual General Meeting of its shareholders is currently scheduled to be held on Tuesday 20 June 2006 in Athens, Greece.
The Board of Directors intends to propose a dividend of €0.30 per share for 2005 at the Annual General Meeting. Payment of the dividend will commence on Thursday 29 June 2006. The payment of the dividend in Greece will be carried out through the branch network of the National Bank of Greece.
The record date for the dividend payment will be Wednesday 21 June 2006. Starting Thursday 22 June 2006, shares will be trading on the Athens Exchange ex-dividend.
CCHBC further specifies, as required by the Athens Exchange Regulation, that the dividend record date will be after June 16, 2006, date of expiry of futures over CCHBC’s shares and over indexes which include CCHBC’s shares.
Coca‑Cola HBC is one of the world's largest bottlers of products of The Coca‑Cola Company and has operations in 26 countries serving a population of approximately 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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