GREECE: Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co eyes acquisitions
Coca-Cola Hellenic pays dividend
The head of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co has said the Greece-based soft drinks group is on the lookout for acquisitions.
Coca-Cola Hellenic's CEO, Doros Constantinou, has told the firm's annual shareholder meeting that the board is "open to opportunities" in foreign countries should another bottler be willing to sell its rights, according to a report by Reuters.
Coca-Cola Hellenic handles The Coca-Cola Co's portfolio in much of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as in Ireland.
The group announced yesterday (22 June) that it will pay a dividend for the 2009 fiscal year of EUR0.3 (US$0.37) per share, to be paid between 1 July 2010 and 29 June 2011.
Coca-Cola Hellenic reported operating profits up 20% for the first quarter of its new fiscal year, to 2 April. Sales were flat against the same period of the previous year.
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