COCA-COLA HBC S.A.: Notification pursuant to Greek Law 3556/2007
Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A.
Announcement of shareholder's notification pursuant to Greek Law 3556/2007 and 3340/2005, HCMC Decisions 1/434/3.7.2005, 3/347/12.7.2005 and HCMC Circular No.33
Athens, Greece - 7 March 2013 - Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. ( "Coca-Cola Hellenic") announces that it received today a notification under Greek law 3556/2007 by Truad Verwaltungs AG in its capacity as professional trustee of a private discretionary trust established for the primary benefit of the present and future members of the family of the late Anastasios George Leventis (the "Trust") to the following effect:
Truad Verwaltungs AG holds indirectly 85,355,019 shares and voting rights which correspond to 23.28% of the total number of shares and voting rights of Coca-Cola Hellenic; these shares and voting rights are included in the Trust's assets and controlled by Truad Verwaltungs AG through a chain of fully-owned subsidiaries in the following order: Torval Investment Corp., Lavonos Ltd., Boval Limited and Boval S.A.. The latter owns 92.185% of Kar-Tess Holding's issued share capital, which holds directly the aforementioned number of shares and voting rights in Coca-Cola Hellenic. There is no person who controls (within the meaning of Greek law 3556/2007) Truad Verwaltungs AG.
Truad Verwaltungs AG's indirect control (within the meaning of Greek law 3556/ 2007) over the voting rights that Boval S.A. and Kar-Tess Holding disclosed from time to time as being controlled by them directly or indirectly in Coca-Cola Hellenic existed already prior to 2000 (according to the most recent disclosure of law 3556/2007 which was published on 7/12/2010, Kar-Tess Holding held directly a percentage of 23.31% of the total number of shares and voting rights in Coca-Cola Hellenic).
Finally, it is noted that under Greek law 3556/2007, Coca-Cola HBC AG, a 100% subsidiary of Kar-Tess Holding, is deemed to be a party acting in concert with Kar-Tess Holding and the above entities and is thus deemed to have acquired the voting rights associated with the above shares according to article 10 (a) of law 3556/2007 and point 1.2.2. (a) of the Circular no. 33 of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission.
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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. For more information, please visit http://www.coca–colahellenic.com/ .
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