Coca-Cola HBC has confrimed its inclusion on the FTSE 100 five months after switching its stock listing from Athens to London.

The Coca-Cola bottler will be part of the London share index, and the FTSE All-Share index, from 20 September, the company said today (12 September). “We expect this to further benefit our shareholders through enhanced liquidity and our company by facilitating its access to a wider pool of institutional investors,” said CEO Dimitris Lois.

The FTSE 100 is a share index of the 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange with the highest market capitalisation. The FTSE All-Share index comprises about 1,000 of the more than 2,000 companies on the exchange.

Coca-Cola HBC, formerly known as Coca-Cola Hellenic, joined the London Stock Exchange on 29 April. It retains a secondary listing In Athens, while its American depository shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange.

This month an analyst said Coca-Cola HBC's shares in London have “outperformed” the market and other beverage companies.