Coca-Cola European Partners welcomes Brian Smith to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, Uxbridge –  Coca-Cola European Partners plc (EPA: CCEP | LON: CCEP | NYSE: CCEP) today announced the nomination of Brian Smith by European Refreshments to succeed Francisco Crespo Benítez who resigned from the Board as a Non-executive Director with effect from 9 July 2020.

Francisco Crespo Benítez was appointed as a Non-executive Director of CCEP in March 2018. He has been a member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee since his appointment as a Director of CCEP.

Sol Daurella, Chairman said, “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Francisco very much for the significant contribution he has made to our business. He has worked hard to support us, particularly in evolving our strategy, and we all wish him the very best for the future. I would also like to welcome Brian and look forward to working with him.”

About Brian Smith

Brian Smith has extensive knowledge of the Coca-Cola system, having worked with the company since 1997 in a number of roles. He is currently president and COO of The Coca-Cola Company, leading the company’s global field operations, with a focus on in-market executional leadership, talent development and deployment.

About Coca-Cola European Partners plc

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 and 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.

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