The Coca-Cola Company Prices $2.5 Billion of Senior Notes

Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:05pm EST

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ATLANTA--(Business Wire)--
The Coca-Cola Company today announced that it priced $500 million aggregate
principal amount of floating rate notes due 2015, $1.25 billion aggregate
principal amount of 1.15% notes due 2018 and $750 million aggregate principal
amount of 2.50% notes due 2023 in an underwritten, registered public offering.
The transaction is expected to close on March 5, 2013, subject to customary
closing conditions. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this
offering to fund the redemption of the outstanding 5.00% Notes due 2013, 7.375%
Notes due 2014 and 4.25% Notes due 2015, each issued by its wholly owned
subsidiary Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., to pay related fees and expenses,
including redemption premiums, and for general corporate purposes. 

BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse
Securities (USA) LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC acted as joint book-running
managers for the offering. 

The offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration
statement, and only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying
prospectus, copies of which may be obtained by contacting BNP Paribas Securities
Corp. at (800) 854-5674, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at (800) 831-9146, Credit
Suisse Securities (USA) LLC at (800) 221-1037 or Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC at
(866) 718-1649. Alternatively, you may get these documents for free by visiting
EDGAR on the SEC website at Before you invest, you should
read the base prospectus in such shelf registration statement, the prospectus
supplement related to the offering and other documents incorporated by reference
in the prospectus supplement for more complete information about the Company and
this offering. 

This news release does not constitute a notice of redemption under the optional
redemption provisions of the indenture governing any series of the notes of
Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc. referred to above, nor does it constitute an
offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any security and shall
not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such
offering would be unlawful. 

About The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company,
refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by
Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, our Company's portfolio features 16
billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero,
vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we
are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and
juices and juice drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution
system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of
more than 1.8 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building
sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our
environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe,
inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic
development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling
partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than
700,000 system associates. 

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes forward-looking statements. Actual events and results
may differ materially from those projected. The statements in this news release
regarding the notes offering, the terms thereof and other statements that are
not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect
actual results include general market conditions and other factors discussed in
the Company`s Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2012 and the Company`s
other filings with the SEC.

The Coca-Cola Company
Kent Landers, +01 404.676.2683 

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