Coca-Cola Funding and Volunteer Event Propel Critical Watershed Restoration to Near Completion

  Coca-Cola Funding and Volunteer Event Propel Critical Watershed Restoration
  to Near Completion

The Indian Valley Restoration Project comes to life as Coca-Cola partners with
public and private entities to “Return What We Use.”

  *A key component of Coca-Cola’s water stewardship is replenishing water in
    communities and nature through the support of healthy watersheds and
    community water programs.

Business Wire

PLACERVILLE, Calif. -- October 02, 2012

Standing side by side with conservation groups and forestry officials,
Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) associates are getting their hands dirty to turn The
Company’s $200,000 grant into a water-replenished, 500-acre meadow that sits
atop the Sierra Divide and is in the headwaters of the Mokelumne River
watershed.

Standing side by side with conservation groups and forestry officials,
Coca-Cola associates are gett ...

Standing side by side with conservation groups and forestry officials,
Coca-Cola associates are getting their hands dirty to turn The Company's
$200,000 grant into a water-replenished, 500-acre meadow that sits atop the
Sierra Divide and is in the headwaters of the Mokelumne River watershed.
(Photo: Business Wire)

The funding for the Indian Valley Restoration Project was boosted to nearly
$367,000 with the help of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF).

The Mokelumne River watershed accounts for 94 percent of the East Bay
Municipal Utility District impacting much of Contra Costa and Alameda
Counties. This includes Coca-Cola’s San Leandro production facility which
derives its water from East Bay Mud.
http://www.ebmud.com/sites/default/files/pdfs/water_supply_system2003.pdf

Rene Hom, Coca-Cola’s vice president of Product Supply Systems for the
Northwest Region, which includes Northern California, said The Company’s aim
is to meet its water needs while helping to conserve watersheds and improve
community access around the world.

“Water stewardship is top of our list of sustainability efforts,” Hom said.
“Coca-Colais committed to replenishing water to communities and nature
through local projects, such as this. Our other two objectives are to reduce
the amount of water we use in producing our beverages and recycling water used
in our manufacturing processes so it can be returned safely to the
environment.”

The work is nearly completed after 25 Coca-Cola associates spent September 29
planting willows and other natural foliage that will keep the water patterns
healthy for habitat and downstream users. The outcome will be a stream that
can access the floodplain and spread out, reducing the energy of the water
flow and re-watering the nearby meadow. Similar to environmental
sustainability, community support is the foundation of Coca-Cola’s Live
Positively Commitment. http://m.livepositively.com/

Randy Moore, Pacific Southwest Regional Forester for the U.S. Forest Service,
said his office will continue build upon the model established with Coca-Cola
and explore new ways to accomplish collaborative ecological restoration work.
Other volunteer partners include NFWF, American Rivers, Alpine Watershed
Group, Foothill Conservancy, Institute for Bird Populations, Center for Sierra
Nevada Conservation and the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California.

“The Indian Valley Restoration Project is proof of what can happen when people
work toward a common vision,” Moore said. “Coca-Cola’s example of seeing
beyond the bottling plant to sustaining the forest ecosystems is a view that
includes the greater good.”

The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company,
refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by
Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, our Company's portfolio features
15 billion dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero,
vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally,
we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and
juices and juice drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution
system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of
1.8 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building
sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our
environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe,
inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic
development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling
partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than
700,000 system employees. For more information, please visit
www.thecoca-colacompany.com or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo.

For more information on Coca-Cola’s commitment to recycling, water
conservation, and climate protection and what you can do to help, go to:
http://livepositively.com/en_us/planet?WT.srch=1#/planet

The U.S. Forest Service

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service is a Federal agency that
manages public lands in national forests and grasslands. The Forest Service is
also the largest forestry research organization in the world, and provides
technical and financial assistance to state and private forestry agencies. The
mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and
productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of
present and future generations. The Pacific Southwest Region of the U.S.
Forest Service manages 20 million acres of National Forest land in California
and assists the State and Private forest landowners in California, Hawaii and
the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands. Eighteen national forests are located in
this region. For more information, please visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/r5 or
follow us on Twitter at usfs_r5.

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Corby Casler, 425-990-2542
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