OREANDA-NEWS. Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE) (Euronext Paris: CCE) announced today that the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has declared effective the Registration Statement of Coca-Cola European Partners Limited (“CCEP”), which relates to the previously announced transaction by which CCE, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners, S.A.U. (“CCIP”), and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetr?nke GmbH (“CCEG”), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO), will combine their businesses to create the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, based on net sales. The transaction remains on track to close by the end of second quarter, 2016.

CCE has filed its definitive proxy statement/prospectus with the SEC and has set the date for a special shareowner meeting to approve the transaction. The special shareowner meeting will be held at 8:00 a.m., May 24, 2016, in the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center, 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339. Shareowners of record at the close of business on April 8, 2016, are entitled to vote their shares either in person or by proxy.


Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. is the leading Western European marketer, producer, and distributor of nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages and one of the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottlers. CCE is the sole licensed bottler for products of The Coca-Cola Company in Belgium, continental France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. CCE operates with a local focus and has 17 manufacturing sites across Europe, where the company manufactures nearly 90 percent of its products in the markets in which they are consumed. Sustainability is core to CCE’s business, and the company has been recognized by leading organizations in North America and Europe for its progress in water use reduction, carbon footprint reduction, and recycling initiatives.