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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 6, 2018
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On December 4, 2018, Muhtar Kent provided notice to The Coca-Cola Company (the “Company”) of his intention not to stand for re-election at the Company’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareowners (the “2019 Annual Meeting”) and to resign from Chairman of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) on that same date. In addition, on December 4, 2018, Sam Nunn provided notice to the Company of his intention not to stand for re-election at the 2019 Annual Meeting. Messrs. Kent and Nunn will remain Chairman of the Board and Lead Independent Director, respectively, and will maintain their committee memberships, through the 2019 Annual Meeting.
On December 6, 2018, the Board elected James Quincey, who currently serves as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, to serve as Chairman of the Board following Mr. Kent’s retirement, contingent on Mr. Quincey’s re-election as a Director at the 2019 Annual Meeting. On December 6, 2018, the Board also elected Maria Elena Lagomasino to replace Mr. Nunn as Lead Independent Director, contingent on her re-election as a Director at the 2019 Annual Meeting.
The Company’s press release with respect to these changes is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Exhibit 99.1||Press Release of The Coca-Cola Company, dated December 6, 2018, regarding Board of Directors.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
Date: December 6, 2018
By: /s/ Bernhard Goepelt
Senior Vice President and General Counsel