Athens, Greece – 20 December 2004 – Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola HBC, CCHBC) today announced the appointment of Mr Baring Olafsson as Country General Manager, Greece, effective 1 January 2005.

Mr Olafsson joined the Coca‑Cola system in 1986 in Iceland as Sales Manager. He then held various assignments in the Coca‑Cola system in Atlanta, Hong Kong, and India.

In 1999, he joined Coca‑Cola HBC and held various senior positions in Austria and Romania. Since 2001, he has held the position of Regional General Manager in the Moscow region of Russia, serving a market of 25 million people.

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 more than 500 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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