Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A.("Coca-Cola Hellenic", the "Company") announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Mr John Hunter as a member of the Board of Directors of Coca-Cola Hellenic. Mr Hunter will succeed Mr Alexander B. Cummings, who retired from the Company's Board of Directors on December 9, 2010. The Company expressed its gratitude to Mr. Cummings for his services as a non-executive member of Coca-Cola Hellenic's Board of Directors for the past four years and as a member of the Group's Human Resources and Social Responsibility Committees. The Board of Directors has also appointed Mr Hunter to succeed Mr Cummings as a member of the Human Resources and Social Responsibility Committees of Coca-Cola Hellenic.
Mr Hunter started his career with Coca-Cola in 1967. He held positions of increasing responsibility in Hong Kong, Australia, Japan and Atlanta where he was named President of Coca-Cola International in 1991, a position he held until his retirement in 1996. Mr Hunter has served on the board of directors of Coca-Cola Amatil, Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines Inc., Coca-Cola Ltd, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New York and Coca-Cola Beverages plc. The latter merged with Coca-Cola Hellenic in 2000. From 1998 to 2000 Mr Hunter was Chairman of Seagram Spirits and Wine Group and from October 2008 through April 2010 he served as a member of the Board of Directors of Coca-Cola Enterprises.