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Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. : Announcement of Offer Results

04/22/2013 | 05:09am EST

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. Announcement of Offer Results

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Athens, Greece - 22 April 2013 - Coca-Cola HBC AG ("Coca-Cola HBC") today announced the results of its offer to acquire all ordinary registered shares of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. ("Coca-Cola Hellenic") in consideration for new ordinary registered shares of Coca-Cola HBC pursuant to a 1:1 exchange ratio. The offer comprised a voluntary tender offer made in accordance with Greek Law 3461/2006 (the "Law") and a separate exchange offer to all holders of Coca-Cola Hellenic shares located in the United States and all holders of American depositary shares representing Coca-Cola Hellenic shares ("Coca-Cola Hellenic ADSs") wherever located.

The acceptance period started on 19 March 2013 and ended on 19 April 2013 (the "Acceptance Period"). At the close of the Acceptance Period, a total of 355,009,967 ordinary shares of Coca-Cola Hellenic ("Coca-Cola Hellenic Shares"), including Coca-Cola Hellenic Shares represented by Coca-Cola Hellenic ADSs, were tendered, representing 96.85% of all issued Coca-Cola Hellenic Shares and of the total voting rights in Coca-Cola Hellenic.

On 18 April 2013, the Financial Conduct Authority, acting as the UK Listing Authority (the "UKLA"), and the London Stock Exchange (the "LSE") acknowledged that the application for admission of the Coca-Cola HBC ordinary shares ("Coca-Cola HBC Shares") to the premium listing segment of the Official List and to trading on the LSE's main market for listed securities has been approved. This approval is subject to, among other things, receipt of a shareholder statement evidencing satisfaction of the applicable minimum free float requirement (which was met as of the end of the Acceptance Period) and issuance of the Coca-Cola HBC Shares to be issued in the offer. On 19 April 2013, the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE") approved the listing of Coca-Cola HBC American depositary shares, each representing one Coca-Cola HBC Share ("Coca-Cola HBC ADSs"), subject to notice of issuance.

As a result, the conditions to completion of the offer have been satisfied and the offer will be completed in accordance with its terms.

It is expected that trading in Coca-Cola HBC Shares will commence on the LSE (Ticker symbol: CCH) and the Athens Exchange (the "ATHEX") (Ticker symbol: EEE) and that regular way trading in Coca-Cola HBC ADSs will commence on the NYSE as markets open on 29 April 2013. Coca-Cola HBC ADSs will begin trading today on the NYSE on a "when-issued" basis (Ticker symbol: "CCH WI").

Enquiries

Coca-Cola Hellenic
Oya Gur
Investor Relations Director
Tel: +30 210 618 3255
email: oya.gur@cchellenic.com
Panagiotis Vergis
Investor Relations Manager
Tel: +30 210 618 3124
email: panagiotis.vergis@cchellenic.com
Eri Tziveli
Investor Relations Manager
Tel: +30 210 618 3133
email: eri.tziveli@cchellenic.com
International media contact:
RLM Finsbury
Guy Lamming
Charles Chichester
Philip Walters
Charles O' Brien
Tel: +44 20 7251 3801
email: guy.lamming@rlmfinsbury.com
email: charles.chichester@rlmfinsbury.com
email: philip.walters@rlmfinsbury.com
email: charles.o'brien@rlmfinsbury.com
Greek media contact:
V+O Communications
Mary Andreadi
Tel: +30 211 7501223
email: ma@vando.gr

About Coca-Cola Hellenic

Coca-Cola Hellenic 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 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 a standard listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: CCB). 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.http://www.Coca-Colahellenic.com/.

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