Zug, Switzerland - 28 May 2013 - Coca‑Cola HBC AG ("Coca‑Cola HBC" or the "Company") today announces that Kent Atkinson has informed the Company of his intention to retire from the board of directors of Coca‑Cola HBC (the "Board of Directors") at the time of the Company's EGM on 19 June 2013.

Mr. Atkinson joined the Board of Directors of Coca‑Cola Beverages plc. in 1998 and has served as the Company's Senior Independent Director and Chairman of its Audit Committee. Following Mr. Atkinson's retirement, upon the recommendation of Coca‑Cola HBC's Nomination Committee, the Board of Directors of Coca‑Cola HBC has proposed Stefan F. Heidenreich for election at the EGM to succeed Mr. Atkinson as a non-executive director on the Board of Directors, with effect from the same date. Mr. Heidenreich has significant experience in the global, branded, fast-moving consumer goods industry, and is a recognised leader. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Hero, the Swiss-based consumer goods company for 10 years. Mr. Heidenreich is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Beiersdorf AG, a global cosmetics company based in Hamburg, Germany. Beiersdorf AG owns NIVEA, Eucerin and La Prairie, three of the world's most successful global skin care brands.

George A. David, Chairman of Coca‑Cola HBC, made the following remarks:

"On behalf of the Board of Directors I would like to extend my deep appreciation to Kent for his contribution, insight and sage advice throughout his 15 years with the Company and its predecessors. It has been a great pleasure to work alongside Kent and we would like to wish him well in his future endeavours.

At the same time I am delighted that our Board of Directors has nominated Stefan as a new non-executive director. Stefan will bring a wealth of experience from the global branded, fast moving consumer goods industry and I am convinced that he will prove a valuable addition to an already strong and well diversified Board of Directors. I look forward to welcoming Stefan to the family of Coca‑Cola HBC and to the approval of his appointment at our upcoming EGM."

The Board of Directors will consider appointments for the roles of the Senior Independent Director and Chairman of its Audit Committee at its meeting scheduled for 20 June 2013, and the Company will make an announcement in relation to Mr. Atkinson's replacements for these roles following this meeting.

Aside from the information set out in the announcement above, no further information is required to be disclosed pursuant to the UK Financial Conduct Authority's Listing Rule 9.6.13 and Mr. Heidenreich does not hold any interests in the shares of the Company.


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About Coca‑Cola Hellenic Group

Coca‑Cola HBC 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 a broad geographic footprint with operations in 28 countries serving a population of approximately 581 million people. Coca‑Cola HBC offers a diverse range of ready-to-drink non-alcoholic beverages in the sparkling, juice, water, sport, energy, tea and coffee categories. Coca- Cola HBC 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 its business in ways that protect and preserve the environment and contribute to the socio-economic development of the local communities.

Coca‑Cola HBC has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: CCH) and its shares are listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: EEE). Coca‑Cola HBC's American depositary shares (ADSs) are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CCH). Coca‑Cola HBC is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indexes. For more information, please visit http://www.coca-colahbcag.com/.