The Coca-Cola Company in Acquisition of Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company

October 27, 2011

Cleary Gottlieb is representing The Coca-Cola Company (“Coca-Cola”) in connection with its $360 million proposed acquisition of Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company, which is the fifth largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola products in the United States and services an area covering a large portion of Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas. The transaction is expected to close at the end of the year, subject to regulatory approval. The execution of the merger agreement was announced October 27, 2011.