(Corrects throughout to say Coke is yet to increase its stake)
May 13 Coca-Cola Co will raise its stake
in Keurig Green Mountain Inc to 16 percent from 10
percent which will make it the largest shareholder of the maker
of the popular Keurig one-cup coffee brewer.
Coca-Cola announced a 10 percent stake in Keurig in February
and said it would help launch the company's new cold drink
Coke had the option to raise its stake in Keurig to a
maximum of 16 percent through open market purchases.
Coca-Cola will own about 26 million shares of Keurig, up
from 16.7 million as of Feb. 27, according to a regulatory
Keurig's machines use pods filled with coffee, tea or hot
chocolate powder to brew one-cup drinks at home.
Keurig's shares closed at $110.71 on the Nasdaq on Monday.
They have risen about 38 percent since Coke disclosed its 10
Coca-Cola's stock closed at $40.82 on the New York Stock
(Reporting by Maria Ajit Thomas in Bangalore; Editing by