INVITATION To the Shareholders of the Societe Anonyme under the trade name “COCA-COLA HELLENIC BOTTLING COMPANY S.A.” to Extraordinary General Meeting
Athens, Greece – 18 September 2009 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola Hellenic) announced today the invitation of its shareholders to an Extraordinary General Meeting.
As resolved by the Company's Board of Directors on 17 September 2009, at its meeting no. 825, in accordance with Codified Law 2190/1920 “re: Societes Anonymes” and article 17 of the Company's Articles of Association, the Shareholders of the Societe Anonyme under the trade name “COCA-COLA HELLENIC BOTTLING COMPANY S.A.” and the distinctive title “COCA-COLA HELLENIC” are invited to an Extraordinary General Meeting, to be held in Maroussi of Attica, at the Shopping Mall “The Mall Athens”, at the Village Cinemas, Room GOLD CLASS, 35 Andreas Papandreou Street, Maroussi, on Friday 16 October 2009, at 12:00 p.m., with the following Agenda:
|1.||Increase of the share capital of the Company through the capitalization of reserves by increasing the nominal value of each share of the Company.|
|2.||Decrease of the share capital of the Company through a reduction of the nominal value of the shares of the Company and return of an equal amount of capital to the shareholders in cash. Granting of the relevant authorisations to the Board of Directors of the Company in relation to the return to the shareholders of the amount of the decrease of capital through payment in cash, the record date, as well as the date of the initiation of the return of the capital.|
|3.||Amendment of Article 3 of the Articles of Association of the Company, and codification of the Articles of Association into a unified text.|
According to the abovementioned resolution of the Board of Directors in case the necessary quorum is not present in the above meeting, the Shareholders of the Company are invited to a A' Adjourned Meeting to be held on Friday, October 30, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. at the same above place. In case a quorum is not present in such meeting, the Shareholders of the Company are invited to a B' Adjourned Meeting to be held on Friday, November 13, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. at the same above place. It is noted that a new invitation shall not be published for the above adjourned meetings according to article 29 of Codified Law 2190/1920.
Shareholders wishing to attend the General Meeting, must deposit at least five (5) full days prior to the Meeting, the relevant blocking certificate from Hellenic Exchanges S.A. at the Company's offices (9 Frangoklissias Street, Maroussi), in accordance with article 18 of the Articles of Association, together with the relevant proxy in the event that they wish to be represented at the Meeting.
Shareholders may obtain further information on the items of the Agenda from the Company's Investor Relations Department at and .
Maroussi, 17 September 2009
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
COCA-COLA HELLENIC BOTTLING COMPANY S.A.