Zug, Switzerland – 11 June 2018 – Coca‑Cola HBC AG (“Coca‑Cola HBC”) today announces that all of the proposals of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) set out in the notice of the annual general meeting (“AGM”) dated 8 May 2018 were duly passed by the requisite majority of shareholders at its AGM held today, 11 June 2018.
The final results are set out below. A copy of the resolutions passed at the AGM has also been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM and on Coca‑Cola HBC's website at www.coca-colahellenic.com.
Coca‑Cola HBC's shareholders elected Mr. Zoran Boganovic as a new executive member of the Board. His biography can be found at www.coca-colahellenic.com
In addition, the AGM approved amendments to the articles of association of Coca‑Cola HBC in respect of the management incentive and long-term incentive arrangements of Coca‑Cola HBC AG. Furthermore, the AGM adopted a proposal for a share buy-back of up to 7,500,000 Coca‑Cola HBC AG ordinary shares in order to (i) avoid dilution resulting from the issuance of stock options and (ii) meet the requirements of the Coca‑Cola HBC AG employee incentive scheme. The AGM also approved a dividend of EUR 0.54 per share out of the general capital contribution reserve, as shown in the stand-alone financial statements (capped at an amount of CHF 300,000,000). The full amount of EUR 0.54 per share will be paid on 24 July 2018 to holders of ordinary shares on the record date of 29 June 2018. The shares are expected to be traded ex-dividend as of 28 June 2018, in which case the last day on which the shares may be traded with the entitlement to receive dividends will be 27 June 2018.
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About Coca‑Cola HBC
Coca‑Cola HBC is a leading bottler of The Coca‑Cola Company with a sales volume of more than 2 billion unit cases. It has a broad geographic footprint with operations in 28 countries serving a population of approximately 600 million people. Coca‑Cola HBC offers a diverse range of non-alcoholic ready to drink 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 is ranked beverage industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indices, and is also included in the FTSE4Good Index.
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). For more information, please visit http://www.coca-colahellenic.com.