COCA-COLA HBC commences trading on the NYSE

Athens, Greece · October 10, 2002 - Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca-Cola HBC), (Athens Stock Exchange: EEEK, NYSE: CCH, ) announced that trading of the Company's Level II American Depositary Shares (ADS) began today at the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ?CCH.? Each ADS represents one ordinary share of Coca-Cola HBC.

?Today's listing marks a very important milestone in the growth and development of Coca-Cola HBC,? commented Irial Finan, Coca-Cola HBC Managing Director. ?We look forward to this listing to increase our visibility among a wide spectrum of investors and to improve the liquidity of our stock.?

"This is a great day for both Coca-Cola HBC and the New York Stock Exchange," said NYSE Chairman and CEO Dick Grasso. "As the second largest Coca-Cola bottler in the world, this listing emphasizes our long standing relationship with a great global brand. We look forward to an outstanding partnership with Coca-Cola HBC and its shareholders."

Coca-Cola HBC is one of the largest bottlers of non-alcoholic beverages in Europe and the second largest Coca-Cola bottler in the world by sales volume, operating in 26 countries with a total population of more than 500 million. Coca-Cola HBC's shares are listed on the Athens Stock Exchange, with secondary listings on the London and Australian Stock Exchanges. Coca-Cola HBC's web site is located at


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