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Thursday 26 April, 2018


COCA-COLA EUROPEAN PARTNERS REPORTS INTERIM RESULTS FOR THE FIRST-QUARTER ENDED 30 MARCH 2018

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LONDON, 26 April 2018 - Coca-Cola European Partners plc (CCEP) (ticker symbol: CCE) today announces its

interim results for the first-quarter ended 30 March 2018, and affirms full-year 2018 outlook.

Highlights

  • First-quarter diluted earnings per share were €0.25 on a reported basis or €0.33 on a comparable basis, including a negligible impact from currency translation.
  • First-quarter reported revenue totalled €2.4 billion, flat versus prior year, or up 1.0 percent on a comparable and fx-neutral basis. Volume was down 2.5 percent on a comparable basis.
  • First-quarter reported operating profit totalled €187 million, or €239 million on a comparable basis, up 12.5 percent or up 13.0 percent on a comparable and fx-neutral basis.
  • CCEP affirms full-year guidance for 2018 including comparable and fx-neutral diluted earnings per share growth of between 6 percent and 7 percent when compared to 2017 comparable results.
  • CCEP declares quarterly interim dividend of €0.26 per share.

“Our first-quarter results reflect our continued focus on improving our in-market execution and driving profitable revenue

growth through strong price and mix realisation,” said Damian Gammell, Chief Executive Officer. “While pleased with our

overall performance, volume growth was impacted during the quarter by unfavourable weather, customer challenges, and

the effect of some of our brand realignment decisions.

“We remain confident that we are making the right strategic decisions for the long term and this is reflected in our 2018

outlook, which we have affirmed today,” Mr. Gammell said. “To achieve this outlook, we are focused on executing our

plans over the key summer selling season while navigating through a dynamic trading environment.”

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