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  COCA-COLA EUROPEAN company press release from 22/10/2020

  22/10/2020 - 14:00

Directorate Change


Coca-Cola European Partners plc (CCEP) announces that the Board has appointed John Bryant to succeed Javier Ferran as an Independent Non-executive Director with effect from 1 January 2021.

Further to the announcement in August 2020, Javier Ferran has now tendered his resignation from the Board with effect from 31 December 2020. He is stepping down following the announcement by the Board of International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) of their intention to appoint Mr. Ferran as Chairman of the IAG Board in January 2021.

John Bryant brings a wealth of strategic and operational experience to the Board and over 30 years' experience in consumer goods. He has a particular expertise in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and portfolio transformation as well as a strong track record of operational leadership, including as Chairman/CEO of a multinational public company. John is currently a non-executive director of Ball Corporation, Compass Group PLC and Macy's Inc. and was previously Executive Chairman, and before that Chairman and CEO, of Kellogg Company.

Sol Daurella, Chairman said, "On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Javier again for his excellent contributions to our business. We are grateful to him for giving us time to ensure a smooth transition to John. I would also like to welcome John and very much 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.

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