The Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola Company Increases Annual Dividend by 10 Percent

  The Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola Company Increases Annual Dividend by
  10 Percent

          Board Approves 51^st Consecutive Annual Dividend Increase

        Elects Ahmet Bozer, Steve Cahillane, Sandy Douglas as Officers

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- February 21, 2013

The Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola Company today approved the Company's
51st consecutive annual dividend increase, raising the quarterly dividend 10
percent from 25.5 cents to 28 cents per common share. This is equivalent to an
annual dividend of $1.12 per share, up from $1.02 per share in 2012. The first
quarterly dividend is payable April 1, 2013, to shareowners of record as of
March 15, 2013.

Ahmet C. Bozer, Executive Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company, and
President of Coca-Cola Intern ...

Ahmet C. Bozer, Executive Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company, and
President of Coca-Cola International (Photo: Business Wire)

The increase reflects the Board's confidence in the Company's long-term cash
flow. The Coca-Cola Company returned $9.1 billion to shareowners in 2012,
through $4.6 billion in dividends and $4.5 billion in share repurchases,
bringing to $24.9 billion the amount returned to shareowners through dividends
and share repurchases since Jan. 1, 2010.

The Board today also elected Ahmet C. Bozer, President, Coca-Cola
International, and Steven A. Cahillane, President, Coca-Cola Americas, as
Executive Vice Presidents of the Company, and J. Alexander “Sandy” Douglas,
Jr., Global Chief Customer Officer, as a Senior Vice President of the Company.
These Board elections are effective immediately.

Bozer, Cahillane and Douglas each assumed their current roles effective Jan. 1
as part of the Company’s new global operating structure announced last July.

Bozer, 52, oversees Coca-Cola International, which consists of the Company’s
Europe, Pacific and Eurasia & Africa operations. Before assuming his current
role, Bozer served as President, Eurasia & Africa Group, where he led the
Company’s business activities in more than 90 countries.

Bozer began his career with The Coca-Cola Company in 1990 as a Financial
Control Manager in Atlanta then moved to Turkey in 1992 as Region Finance
Manager. In 2000, he became President of the Eurasia Division and six years
later assumed responsibility for the Russia, Ukraine and Belarus Division. In
2007, with the addition of the India and South West Asia Division under his
responsibilities, he was named President of the Eurasia Group. In 2008, with
the merger of the Eurasia and Africa Groups, he assumed Group Presidency of
the Eurasia and Africa Group.

Cahillane, 47, oversees Coca-Cola Americas, which consists of the Company's
North America and Latin America operations. Before assuming his current role,
Cahillane served as President and CEO of Coca-Cola Refreshments (CCR), an
operating unit representing nearly 90 percent of the North American business
of The Coca-Cola Company.

Prior to leading CCR, Cahillane was President of Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE)
North American business. He has spent his entire career in the beverage
industry in North America and Europe, including leadership roles at Coors and
InBev. Labatt USA, and Interbrew UK and Ireland. In 2007, he was appointed
President of the Europe Group for CCE and in 2008 he was named President of
CCE's North American Business Unit.

As Global Chief Customer Officer, Douglas, 51, leads strong, strategic
relationships with customers around the world to ensure that Coca-Cola is
known globally as an organization that delivers world-class value and service
to customers. He also continues to lead the North America franchise strategy.
Prior to this appointment, he was President of the Coca-Cola North America

Douglas joined The Coca-Cola Company in January 1988 as a District Sales
Manager for the Foodservice Division of Coca-Cola USA and has held positions
of increasing responsibility. He was named Vice President of Coca-Cola USA in
1994, and was appointed President of the North America Retail Division in

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About 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
16 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
more than 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 associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey  at, follow us on Twitter at or
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