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  COCA-COLA EUROPEAN company press release from 14/07/2020

  14/07/2020 - 18:30

Directorate Change


Coca-Cola European Partners plc (CCEP) announces that Francisco Crespo Benítez has resigned from the Board and Brian Smith has been nominated by European Refreshments to succeed him as a Non-executive Director with effect from 9 July 2020.

Francisco Crespo Benítez was appointed as a Non-executive Director of CCEP in March 2018. He has been a member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee since his appointment as a Director of CCEP.

Brian Smith has extensive knowledge of the Coca-Cola system having worked with the company since 1997 in a number of roles. He is currently president and chief operating officer of
The Coca-Cola Company, leading the company's global field operations, with a focus on
in-market executional leadership, talent development and deployment.

Sol Daurella, Chairman said, "On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Francisco very much for the significant contribution he has made to our business. He has worked hard to support us, particularly in evolving our strategy, and we all wish him the very best for the future. I would also like to welcome Brian and look forward to working with him."


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Coca-Cola European Partners plc is a leading consumer goods company in Western Europe, making, selling & distributing an extensive range of non-alcoholic ready to drink beverages & is the world's largest Coca-Cola bottler based on revenue. Coca-Cola European Partners serves a consumer population of over 300 million across Western Europe, including Andorra, Belgium, continental France, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain & Sweden. The Company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam, the New York Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange & on the Spanish Stock Exchanges, trading under the symbol CCEP.

For more information about CCEP, please visit & follow CCEP on Twitter at @CocaColaEP.

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