Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Request a Demo

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Coca-Cola Names Waller Finance Chief as Fayard Retires

Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Coca-Cola Co. said Kathy Waller, vice president of finance and controller, will become chief financial officer, replacing Gary Fayard, who is retiring.

Waller, 55, joined Coca-Cola as a senior accountant in 1987, the Atlanta-based company said today in a statement. Fayard, who is 62 years-old and has been CFO since 1999, will retire in May.

Chief Executive Officer Muhtar Kent is leading the world’s largest soft-drink maker in a plan to cut $1 billion in costs by 2016 and plow the savings into marketing to help revive demand. Earlier this week, Coca-Cola shares had their biggest one-day decline in two months after the company posted fourth-quarter results that showed North American soft-drink demand is shrinking and growth in emerging markets was slowing.

Coca-Cola rose 0.6 percent to $37.30 at 1:52 p.m. in New York. The shares fell 10 percent this year through yesterday, compared with a 1.1 percent drop for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

To contact the reporter on this story: Duane D. Stanford in Atlanta at dstanford2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Nick Turner at nturner7@bloomberg.net

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.