Athens, Greece – 1 April 2011 – Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola Hellenic, Company) announces, according to article 19 para. 2 of Law 3556/2007 that the Board of Directors of the Company intends to propose to the Annual General Meeting that is scheduled for 6th May 2011 the amendment of article 3 of the Company's Articles of Association regarding the Company's share capital, with the insertion of the following paragraphs at the end of paragraph (a):
"By decision of the Annual General Meeting of the shareholders dated ……………, the share capital of the company was increased by Euro 549,736,428 through the capitalization of reserves by an increase of the nominal value of each share by Euro 1.50 per share, i.e. from Euro 0.50 to Euro 2.00 per share.
After the above increase, the share capital of the Company amounted to Euro 732,981,904 divided into 366,490,952 shares of a nominal value of Euro 2.00 each.
By decision of the same Annual General Meeting of the shareholders, the share capital of the company was decreased by Euro 183,245,476 through a decrease of the nominal value of each share by Euro 0.50 per share, i.e. from Euro 2.00 to Euro 1.50 per share and the return to the shareholders in cash of the amount of the decrease.
After the above decrease, the share capital of the Company amounts to Euro 549,736,428, divided into 366,490,952 shares of a nominal value of Euro 1.50 each".
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About Coca‑Cola Hellenic
Coca‑Cola Hellenic is the second-largest bottler of products of The Coca‑Cola Company in terms of volume with sales of more than 2 billion unit cases. It has broad geographic footprint with operations in 28 countries serving a population of more than 560 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 a secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: CCB). 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