Athens, Greece – 24 September 2008 - Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola Hellenic) announces that on September 23, 2008 it was informed by KarTess Holding S.A. that on September 19, 2008 it acquired 22,303,875 ordinary shares of Coca‑Cola Hellenic from its parent company Boval S.A. in an over-the-counter transaction for a total consideration of 361,768,852 Euro.

Prior to this intra-group transaction, Kar-Tess Holding S.A. held 85,468,398 ordinary shares representing 23.4% of Coca‑Cola Hellenic’s total ordinary shares and voting rights. Following this intra-group transaction, Kar-Tess Holding S.A. owns directly 107,772,273 common shares representing 29.5% of Coca‑Cola Hellenic’s total ordinary shares and voting rights.

This transaction was notified to Coca‑Cola Hellenic by Kar-Tess Holding S.A. and Boval S.A. according to Law 3556/2007 due to Kar-Tess Holding S.A. exceeding the voting rights threshold provided by such law and according to Law 3340/2005 due to their close relation with Mr. George David, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Coca‑Cola Hellenic and Mr. Anastasios P. Leventis, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Coca‑Cola Hellenic.


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Coca‑Cola Hellenic

George Toulantas

Deputy Investor Relations Director



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Greg Quine


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US press contact:

Financial Dynamics US

David Roady


Tel: +1 212 850 5600


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 550 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 secondary listings on the London (LSE: CCB) and Australian (ASX: CHB) stock exchanges. 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