Result of AGM


Coca-Cola European Partners plc – Results of 2018 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Coca-Cola European Partners plc (the “Company”) was held at 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT on 31 May 2018.

All 18 resolutions put to the members were passed on a poll. Accordingly, resolutions 1 to 14 were passed as ordinary resolutions and resolutions 15 to 18 were passed as special resolutions.

The results of the polls are set out below:

Resolution   For (see note 1)   Against (see note 1)   Votes withheld (see note 2)
Votes   % Votes   %
1   Receipt of the Report and Accounts 423,135,290 99.99 23,107 0.01 29,917
2 Approval of the Directors’ Remuneration Report 422,680,780 99.91 376,900 0.09 130,634
3 Election of Francisco Crespo Benítez as a director of the Company 416,863,615 98.52 6,277,705 1.48 46,994
4 Election of Álvaro Gómez-Trénor Aguilar as a director of the Company 416,857,618 98.52 6,282,018 1.48 48,678
5 Re-election of José Ignacio Comenge Sánchez-Real as a director of the Company 416,858,443 98.52 6,267,354 1.48 62,517
6 Re-election of Irial Finan as a director of the Company 397,954,294 94.08 25,039,411 5.92 194,609
7 Re-election of Damian Gammell as a director of the Company 419,310,508 99.10 3,823,772 0.90 54,034
8 Re-election of Alfonso Líbano Daurella as a director of the Company 416,857,939 98.52 6,265,343 1.48 65,032
9 Re-election of Mario Rotllant Solá as a director of the Company 408,298,361 96.53 14,693,487 3.47 196,466
10 Reappointment of the Auditor 433,701,784 99.73 1,180,387 0.27 47,794
11 Remuneration of the Auditor 434,629,031 99.96 189,924 0.04 111,010
12 Political Donations 422,688,421 99.92 336,346 0.08 163,547
13 Authority to allot new shares 380,555,716 89.95 42,529,314 10.05 103,284
14 Waiver of mandatory offer provisions set out in Rule 9 of the Takeover Code (see note 4) 213,258,516 83.06 43,509,058 16.94 166,420,740
15 Authority to disapply pre-emption rights 422,851,283 99.95 198,631 0.05 138,400
16 Authority to purchase own shares on market 422,675,013 99.97 118,219 0.03 395,082
17 Authority to purchase own shares off market 422,620,817 99.96 156,131 0.04 411,366
18 Notice period for general meetings other than AGM 419,422,939 99.13 3,683,878 0.87 81,497


1   Votes “For” and “Against” are expressed as a percentage of votes received.
2 A “Vote Withheld” is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes “For” or “Against” a resolution.
3 As at 11.00am on Tuesday 29 May 2018, the time by which shareholders who wanted to attend, speak and vote at the AGM must have been entered on the Company’s register of members, there were 485,880,011 ordinary shares in issue. 87.10% of the issued, voting share capital was instructed.
4 Resolution 14 was put to the AGM as a resolution of the shareholders of the Company other than Olive Partners, S.A. (“Olive”) or any concert party of Olive.

In particular, in accordance with Section 6(A) of Appendix 1 to the Takeover Code, the Company announces that shareholders approved resolution 14, setting out the terms of the waiver of mandatory offer provisions in Rule 9 of the Takeover Code (the “Waiver”).

Olive is currently interested in 166,128,987 shares in the Company and the Waiver does not entitle Olive to be interested in a greater number of shares. The Waiver would allow Olive’s interest in shares as a percentage of the Company’s total shares to increase as a result of the exercise of the Company’s authorities to purchase its own shares, but only to the extent that the resulting interest of Olive, together with any concert parties, in the shares of the Company did not then exceed 38.0532%.

In accordance with Listing Rule 14.3.6R, copies of the resolutions that do not constitute ordinary business at an annual general meeting will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at


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Coca-Cola European Partners plc is a leading consumer goods company in Western Europe, selling, making and distributing an extensive range of non alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages and is the world’s largest independent 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 and Sweden. The Company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam, the New York Stock Exchange, Euronext London and on the Spanish stock exchanges, and trades under the symbol CCE. For more information about CCEP, please visit our website at and follow CCEP on Twitter at @CocaColaEP.

Short Name: Coca-Cola Euro Ptnrs
Category Code: RAG
Sequence Number: 648542
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180531T143333+0100


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