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Julie Cohen
Director of Marketing and Communications

Cahill Represents Coca-Cola Enterprises in Merger with Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränk

Date: 05/28/16

Cahill represented Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) in connection with its agreement to combine with Coca-Cola Iberian Partners SA and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke AG to form Coca-Cola European Partners Plc, a new UK company that created the world's largest independent Coca-Cola bottler based on net revenues. The combined company will serve more than 300 million consumers across Western Europe, with expected annual net revenues of $12.6 billion.

CCE is one of the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottlers. Following completion of the merger on May 28, 2016, Coca-Cola Enterprises shareowners received, for each CCE share held, one share of Coca-Cola European Partners and a cash payment of $14.50 per share. Ordinary shares of the newly formed UK-based Coca-Cola European Partners Plc are now publicly traded on the NYSE and Amsterdam Stock Exchange – the first time ordinary shares of a UK-based company are listed on both exchanges. Ordinary shares of Coca-Cola European Partners plc are also traded on the London Stock Exchange and Bolsa de Madrid (Spanish) stock exchange.