Athens, Greece 22 October 2008 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola Hellenic, the Company) today announces that Robert Murray has been appointed to the new position of Deputy Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Robert will support Hellenic’s vision of driving sustainable growth through enhancing overall functional capabilities and contributing valuable experience to the finance organisation.
This appointment will further enable Nik Jhangiani to assume broader strategic responsibilities in addition to his current CFO role, related to exploring new opportunities that create a solid source of long-term growth for Coca‑Cola Hellenic. To support a seamless transition to his new role, Robert has been working closely alongside Nik since July 2008.
Robert has held several key senior positions since joining the Coca‑Cola system in 1987. At The Coca‑Cola Bottling Company of New York, Rob was Controller of Operations, Director of Purchasing and CFO for the BevServ Division.
In 1997, he joined Coca‑Cola Amatil in Vienna as Business Planning Manager for Europe and then Vending Manager. Having acquired significant cross-functional experience, Robert was appointed General Manager in Hungary in 2001, where under his leadership, the operation achieved significant top-line growth and a successful turnaround in profitability.
In 2006, he was appointed General Manager in Switzerland, where he oversaw the implementation of an enhanced route-to-market strategy, supporting improved sales effectiveness and volume and profitability growth in the country. Robert holds a diploma of Business Administration and Accounting from George Washington University.
Doros Constantinou, Managing Director of Coca‑Cola Hellenic, said “We are delighted to announce these organisational changes which demonstrate Hellenic’s strong focus on facilitating the growth of talent within the business. Robert’s successful track record further reinforces Hellenic’s management bench strength, while his appointment enables Nik to focus more on leveraging Coca‑Cola Hellenic’s unique strengths to pursue long term strategic growth opportunities. We believe this announcement is fundamental in helping the Company to continue building sustainable shareholder value over the long term.”
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About Coca‑Cola Hellenic
Coca‑Cola Hellenic is one of the world's largest bottlers of products of The Coca‑Cola Company with sales of more than 2 billion unit cases. It has broad geographic reach with operations in 28 countries serving a population of approximately 550 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 secondary listings on the London (LSE: CCB) and Australian (ASX: CHB) stock exchanges. 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.