Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (the “Company”) announced today that John Brady, Region Director for Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Nigeria has elected to return to The Coca‑Cola Company at the end of this year.

John, who recently celebrated 20 years in the Coca‑Cola system, joined Coca-Coca Beverages in September 1998 as Region Director.

The Company also announced a revised organizational structure for the management team that will become effective from September 1, 2002, when the Company’s 26 countries will be managed by three Region Directors.

Tony Maher will assume responsibility for Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Ireland while retaining his current responsibility for Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Slovenia.

Pericles Venieris will be responsible for Armenia, Bosnia and Croatia in addition to his current territory which encompasses Greece, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and FYROM.

An announcement will be made in due course concerning the appointment of a Region Director for the territory covering Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as well as Nigeria. Warwick White will continue to be responsible for the Central Europe countries until he transfers to Coca‑Cola Amatil in November.                                                                                                                                           

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