CCE to Present at Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference, Affirms Full-Year 2015 Guidance

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE) (Euronext Paris: CCE) will make a
presentation to investors tomorrow, September 9, at the Barclays Global
Consumer Staples Conference in Boston. The presentation begins at 12:45
p.m., EDT. The public can access the presentation through the company’s

John F. Brock, chairman and chief executive officer, and Nik Jhangiani,
senior vice president and chief financial officer, will deliver the

In the presentation, CCE will affirm 2015 full-year guidance, including
earnings per diluted share growth at the upper end of a 6 percent to 8
percent range, and slightly positive growth in both net sales and
operating income. This guidance is comparable and currency neutral.

CCE’s presentation will include a discussion of the proposed transaction
to create Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) and will state that
previously disclosed full-year pro-forma 2015 financial targets for CCEP
continue to be on-track.


Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. is the leading Western European marketer,
producer, and distributor of non-alcoholic 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. For more information about CCE, please visit
and follow the company on Twitter at @cokecce.


This communication may contain statements, estimates or projections
that constitute “forward-looking statements” as defined under U.S.
federal securities laws. Generally, the words “believe,” “expect,”
“intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “project,” “plan,” “seek,” “may,”
“could,” “would,” “should,” “might,” “will,” “forecast,” “outlook,”
“guidance,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict” and similar expressions
identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical
in nature. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
The Coca-Cola Company’s (“KO”), Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.’s (“CCE”) or
Coca-Cola European Partners Limited’s (“CCEP”) historical experience and
their respective present expectations or projections, including
expectations or projections with respect to the transaction. These risks
include, but are not limited to, obesity concerns; water scarcity and
poor quality; evolving consumer preferences; increased competition and
capabilities in the marketplace; product safety and quality concerns;
perceived negative health consequences of certain ingredients, such as
non-nutritive sweeteners and bio-technology-derived substances, and of
other substances present in their beverage products or packaging
materials; increased demand for food products and decreased agricultural
productivity; changes in the retail landscape or the loss of key retail
or foodservice customers; an inability to expand operations in emerging
or developing markets; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates;
interest rate increases; an inability to maintain good relationships
with their partners; a deterioration in their partners’ financial
condition; increases in income tax rates, changes in income tax laws or
unfavorable resolution of tax matters; increased or new indirect taxes
in the United States or in other tax jurisdictions; increased cost,
disruption of supply or shortage of energy or fuels; increased cost,
disruption of supply or shortage of ingredients, other raw materials or
packaging materials; changes in laws and regulations relating to
beverage containers and packaging; significant additional labeling or
warning requirements or limitations on the availability of their
respective products; an inability to protect their respective
information systems against service interruption, misappropriation of
data or breaches of security; unfavorable general economic or political
conditions in the United States, Europe or elsewhere; litigation or
legal proceedings; adverse weather conditions; climate change; damage to
their respective brand images and corporate reputation from negative
publicity, even if unwarranted, related to product safety or quality,
human and workplace rights, obesity or other issues; changes in, or
failure to comply with, the laws and regulations applicable to their
respective products or business operations; changes in accounting
standards; an inability to achieve their respective overall long-term
growth objectives; deterioration of global credit market conditions;
default by or failure of one or more of their respective counterparty
financial institutions; an inability to timely implement their
previously announced actions to reinvigorate growth, or to realize the
economic benefits they anticipate from these actions; failure to realize
a significant portion of the anticipated benefits of their respective
strategic relationships, including (without limitation) KO’s
relationship with Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. and Monster Beverage
Corporation; an inability to renew collective bargaining agreements on
satisfactory terms, or they or their respective partners experience
strikes, work stoppages or labor unrest; future impairment charges;
multi-employer plan withdrawal liabilities in the future; an inability
to successfully manage the possible negative consequences of their
respective productivity initiatives; global or regional catastrophic
events; risks and uncertainties relating to the transaction, including
the risk that the businesses will not be integrated successfully or such
integration may be more difficult, time-consuming or costly than
expected, which could result in additional demands on KO’s or CCEP’s
resources, systems, procedures and controls, disruption of its ongoing
business and diversion of management’s attention from other business
concerns, the possibility that certain assumptions with respect to CCEP
or the transaction could prove to be inaccurate, the failure to receive,
delays in the receipt of, or unacceptable or burdensome conditions
imposed in connection with, all required regulatory approvals and the
satisfaction of the closing conditions to the transaction, the potential
failure to retain key employees of CCE, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners,
S.A.’s (“CCIP”) as a result of the proposed transaction or during
integration of the businesses and disruptions resulting from the
proposed transaction, making it more difficult to maintain business
relationships; and other risks discussed in KO’s and CCE’s filings with
the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including their
respective Annual Reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31,
2014, subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current
Reports on Form 8-K, which filings are available from the SEC. You
should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which
speak only as of the date they are made. None of KO, CCE, CCIP or CCEP
undertakes any obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events, or otherwise. None of KO, CCE, CCIP or CCEP assumes
responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any forward-looking
statements. Any or all of the forward-looking statements contained in
this filing and in any other of their respective public statements may
prove to be incorrect.


This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any
vote or approval.

In connection with the proposed transaction, CCEP will file with the
SEC a registration statement on Form F-4 that will include a preliminary
proxy statement/prospectus regarding the proposed transaction.
the registration statement has been declared effective by the SEC, a
definitive proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to CCE’s
stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction.
may obtain a copy of the proxy statement/prospectus (when available) and
other related documents filed by KO, CCE or CCEP with the SEC regarding
the proposed transaction as well as other filings containing
information, free of charge, through the website maintained by the SEC
by directing a request to KO’s Investor Relations department at (404)
676-2121, or to CCE’s Investor Relations department at (678) 260-3110,
Attn: Thor Erickson – Investor Relations.
Copies of the proxy
statement/prospectus and the filings with the SEC that will be
incorporated by reference in the proxy statement/prospectus can also be
obtained, when available, without charge, from KO’s website at
under the heading “Investors” and CCE’s website at
under the heading “Investors.”


KO, CCE and CCEP and their respective directors, executive officers
and certain other members of management and employees may be deemed to
be participants in the solicitation of proxies in favor of the proposed
Information regarding the persons who may, under the
rules of the SEC, be considered participants in the solicitation of
proxies in favor of the proposed merger will be set forth in the proxy
statement/prospectus when it is filed with the SEC.
You can find
information about KO’s and CCE’s directors and executive officers in
their respective definitive proxy statements filed with the SEC on March
12, 2015, and March 11, 2015, respectively. You can obtain free copies
of these documents from KO and CCE, respectively, using the contact
information above.
Information regarding CCEP’s directors and
executive officers will be available in the proxy statement/prospectus
when it is filed with the SEC.


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