Athens, Greece – 14 June 2004 – Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola HBC, CCHBC) today announces that according to the decision of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders which was held in Athens, Greece on 11 June 2003, the dividend for the fiscal year 2003 is euro 0.20 per share.
The record date for the dividend payment was 11 June 2004. Starting 14 June 2004, shares are trading on the Athens Exchange ex-dividend.
Dividend payments will begin on 21 June 2004 through submission of the relevant Central Securities Depository certificates by shareholders or their brokers or financial institutions. The dividend payments will take place through the ALPHA BANK branch network.
Brokers and financial institutions that represent shareholders are kindly requested to contact Mrs M. Vlachou at 210 3265 530 at ALPHA BANK’s Corporate & Investment Banking.
Individual shareholders may contact any ALPHA BANK branch. For further information please contact ALPHA BANK’s Corporate Transaction Department at 210 3265 530, 210 3265 511-12 or CCHBC’s Shareholder Services Department at 210 618 3208 – 210 618 3106.
Dividend payments will take place through the ALPHA BANK branch network until 31 December 2004. After this date, payment of dividends will only be made through the Company’s Central Offices.
For the dividend payment shareholders need to submit the following:
- Central Securities Depository Certificate of beneficiary ownership of Bearer Securities dividend
- Police Department Identification Card
- Tax Registration Number and the relevant Tax Office
Payment of dividends will only be made to a third party if a power-of-attorney of the beneficiary including the above documents is submitted and verified for signature authenticity by the Police or other Authority.
Payment of past dividends for the fiscal years of 1998-2002 continues through the Company’s Central Offices, at 9 Fragoklissias, 15125 Maroussi (please contact Mrs. V. Konsta, tel: 210 618 3208).
- Fiscal year 1998 dividend (dividend coupon no 12)
- Fiscal year 1999 dividend (fiscal year 1999 Central Securities Depository certificate)
- Fiscal year 2000 dividend (fiscal year 2000 Central Securities Depository certificate)
- Fiscal year 2001 dividend (fiscal year 2001 Central Securities Depository certificate)
- Fiscal year 2002 dividend (fiscal year 2002 Central Securities Depository certificate)
The procedure for the dematerialization and sale of the shares of the Company has been completed. Shareholders who have not dematerialized their shares may, after submitting them to the Company’s Central Offices, obtain a certificate to submit to the Escrow and Loans Fund and collect the relevant amount from the sale.
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. The company employs more than 35,000 people and is listed on the stock exchanges of Athens, London, Sydney and New York.
Coca‑Cola HBC – Investor Relations
Tel: +30 210 618 3100
European Press Contact:
Financial Dynamics Athens
Tel: (+30) 210 725 8194
Mobile: (+30) 694 775 2284
U.S. Press Contact:
Tel: (+1) 212 850 5600
Coca‑Cola HBC’s website is located at www.coca-colahbc.com.