Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. Announces the Amount of Extraordinary Social Contribution Tax in Greece

Jun 09, 2010, 05:15 ET from Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Co SA

ATHENS, Greece, June 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca-Cola Hellenic, the Group) announced today that according to Article 5 of Law 3845/2010, the amount of 'Extraordinary Social Contribution Tax' applied retrospectively on net income for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2009, is estimated to be EUR21.2 million for the Group. This amount will be accrued in Coca-Cola Hellenic's second quarter 2010 financial statements.

About Coca-Cola Hellenic

Coca-Cola Hellenic is one of the world's largest bottlers of products of The Coca-Cola Company with sales of more than 2 billion unit cases. It has broad geographic reach with operations in 28 countries serving a population of approximately 560 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 secondary 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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