The Coca-Cola Company in German Bottling and Distribution Restructuring

August 17, 2007

Cleary Gottlieb represented The Coca-Cola Company and its German affiliate, Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetraenke AG, in the takeover of 18 independent Coca-Cola distribution companies and in their merger with several independent German bottlers into one company. The combined entity shall serve the entire country effective September 1.

The merger establishes a company of 12,000 employees with an annual sales volume of 3.5 billion liters.