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11, 2007 (December 5, 2007)
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5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of
Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of
December 6, 2007, The Coca-Cola
Company (the “Company”) announced that Muhtar Kent, President and Chief
Operating Officer of the Company, was elected Chief Executive Officer of
Company, effective July 1, 2008. Mr. Kent will continue as
President of the Company. In addition, the Company announced that E.
Neville Isdell, the Company’s current Chairman of the Board of Directors and
Chief Executive Officer will remain Chairman of the Board of Directors
until the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareowners in April 2009.
Kent, age 55, joined the Company in
1978 and held a variety of marketing and operations roles throughout his
with the Company. In 1985, he was appointed General Manager of Coca-Cola
and Central Asia. From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Kent served as President of the
East Central Europe Division and Senior Vice President of Coca-Cola
International. Between 1995 and 1998, he served as Managing Director of
Coca-Cola Amatil Limited-Europe, and from 1999 until 2005, he served as
President and Chief Executive Officer of Efes Beverage Group and as a board
member of Coca-Cola Icecek. Mr. Kent rejoined the Company in May 2005
as President, North Asia, Eurasia and Middle East Group, was appointed
President, Coca-Cola International in January 2006 and was elected
Executive Vice President in February 2006. He was elected to his current
positions in December 2006.
copy of the Company’s press release
making these announcements is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1 and
incorporated herein by reference.
Statements and Exhibits.
Release of The Coca-Cola Company dated December 6, 2007.
to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant
duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto
Date: December 11,
Release of The Coca-Cola Company dated December 6, 2007