Washington, D.C. 20549









Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934



Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 8, 2016



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware   001-02217   58-0628465
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)


  One Coca-Cola Plaza      
  Atlanta, Georgia   30313  
  (Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)  


(404) 676-2121

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


(b) On December 8, 2016, Howard G. Buffett provided notice to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola Company (the “Company”) of his intention not to stand for re-election at the Company’s 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareowners. Mr. Buffett will remain on the Board of Directors and maintain his committee membership until the 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareowners.


A copy of the press release issued by the Company announcing Mr. Buffett’s retirement is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.



Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d) Exhibits


99.1       Press Release of The Coca-Cola Company, dated December 8, 2016, regarding Howard G. Buffett.





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: December 8, 2016 By:  /s/ Bernhard Goepelt  
    Bernhard Goepelt  
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel and  
    Chief Legal Counsel