Athens, Greece – February 9th, 2011 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola Hellenic) announced today the Financial Calendar of 2011 according to article 188.8.131.52.1 of the Athens Exchange Regulation:
Wednesday February 9th, 2011 – Conference call with financial analysts on Full Year 2010 Financial results
Tuesday March 29th, 2011 - Publication of Audited Full Year 2010 Financial Results
Friday May 6th, 2011 - Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
The Greek tax legislation on dividends enacted in 2010, did not allow for a tax efficient way of returning value to shareholders. As a result, we did not repatriate foreign dividends to enable us to pay a 2010 annual dividend.
To maintain the efficiency of our balance sheet we plan to recommend to our Board a recapitalisation transaction resulting in the return of capital to shareholders. Further announcements will be made relative to the details and timing of this proposal.
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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 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