Coca-Cola European Partners announces John Bryant to its Board as upcoming Independent Director

– UK, Uxbridge –  Coca-Cola European Partners plc (LON: CCEP) today announced the appointment of John Bryant to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director effective from 1 January 2021, succeeding Javier Ferran who has now tendered his resignation from the Board with effect from 31 December 2020.

He is stepping down following the announcement by the Board of International Consolidated Airlines Group of their intention to appoint Mr. Ferran as Chairman of the IAG Board in January 2021.

Sol Daurella, Chairman said, “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Javier again for his excellent contributions to our business. We are grateful to him for giving us time to ensure a smooth transition to John. I would also like to welcome John and very much look forward to working with him.”

About John Bryant

John Bryant brings a wealth of strategic and operational experience to the Board and over 30 years’ experience in consumer goods. He has particular expertise in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and portfolio transformation as well as a strong track record of operational leadership, including as Chairman/CEO of a multinational public company. John is currently a non-executive director of Ball Corporation, Compass Group PLC, and Macy’s Inc. and was previously Executive Chairman, and before that Chairman and CEO, of Kellogg Company.

About Coca-Cola European Partners

Coca-Cola European Partners plc is a leading consumer goods company in Western Europe, making, selling & distributing an extensive range of non-alcoholic ready to drink beverages & is the world’s largest 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 & Sweden. The Company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam, the New York Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange & on the Spanish Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol CCEP.

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