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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Annual Meeting of Shareowners of The Coca-Cola Company to be held on April 16, 2008
Under new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules, you are receiving this notice that the proxy materials for The Coca-Cola Company 2008 Annual Meeting of Shareowners are available on the Internet. Follow the instructions below to view the materials and vote online or request a paper or e-mail copy. The items to be voted on and location of the annual meeting are on the reverse side of this notice. Your vote is important.
This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. The Proxy Statement and Annual Report on Form 10-K are available at:
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|Shareowner Meeting Notice & Admission Ticket
The Annual Meeting of Shareowners of The Coca-Cola Company will be held at the Hotel du Pont, 11th and Market Streets, Wilmington, Delaware 19801, on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 10:30 a.m., local time.
Proposals to be voted on at the meeting are listed below along with the Board of Directors recommendations.
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR the following proposals:
|Election of 14 directors to serve until the 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareowners.
|Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent auditors of the Company to serve for the 2008 fiscal year.
|Approval of The Coca-Cola Company 2008 Stock Option Plan.
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote AGAINST the following proposals:
|Shareowner Proposal Regarding an Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation.
|Shareowner Proposal Regarding an Independent Board Chair.
|Shareowner Proposal Regarding a Board Committee on Human Rights.
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