Coca-Cola HBC AG, is a bottler of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in Europe, operating in 28 countries. The Company owns, controls and operates a network of independent bottling plants and warehousing and distribution systems. The Company through Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A (CCH) is principally engaged in producing, selling and distributing non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages. The Company also produces, sells and distributes non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages under bottlers’ agreements and franchise arrangements with third parties and under its brand names. It also distributes beer and third party premium spirits in certain of its central and eastern European operations. On April 24, 2013, Coca-Cola HBC AG acquired CCH and increased its interest from 23.28% to 96.85%. In June 2013, Coca-Cola HBC AG acquired the remaining 3.253% stake in Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co SA.