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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Media Release: Coca-Cola Canada

Coca-Cola Canada Opens New Windsor Distribution Centre

WINDSOR, ON, April 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Coca-Cola Canada is excited to announce its newest distribution centre inWindsor. Employing 15 associates, the new distribution centre will allow Canada's largest beverage company to better serve customers in the City of Windsor and in the Greater Essex area.

"Coca-Cola is pleased to be creating jobs and investment in Windsor at our new distribution centre. We are a global company, but we know our strength comes from the communities we serve," said John Guarino, President, Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada.  "We are looking forward to continuing to support the Windsor community in the years ahead."

"I want to congratulate Coca-Cola on their investment that will help create and sustain jobs here in Windsor," adds Hon. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment. "Our government welcomes their investment and the work Coca-Cola does across Ontario supporting communities and good paying jobs.  Coca-Cola's investment is a vote of confidence in the strength of Ontario's food and beverage sector, and inWindsor as an important hub in this growing sector."

The distribution centre operates five days a week, serving over one thousand customers in communities includingWindsor, Wheatley, Tillbury, Leamington, Kingsville, Belle River, Amhertsberg, Essex and many others.

"This is great news for Windsor businesses and workers," said Hon. Teresa Piruzza, Member of Provincial Parliament for Windsor West.  "I'm pleased to welcome Coca-Cola to Windsor, and congratulate them on opening their newest distribution centre in our community."

Coca-Cola Canada is not only creating value for customers in Windsor, it is building a stronger community. Coca-Cola Canada supports Breakfast Clubs of Canada, the ParticipACTION Teen Challenge, and other community initiatives across Ontario. Coca-Cola will continue to partner with Windsor community organizations to build a stronger city.

"It is yet another positive sign for the Windsor economy when a company like Coca-Cola shows their confidence in the city and the local market by locating a new distribution centre here," said Mayor Eddie Francis. "I want to thank Coca-Cola for not only the value they put on their relationship with their local customers, but their continued support for many community organizations."

Key Facts:

  • The Windsor distribution centre began operations in February 2014
  • Coca-Cola Canada signed a long-term 10 year lease for the facility
  • Through our community partnerships in Windsor, Coca-Cola Canada supports 10 Breakfast Club of Canadaprograms and 2 ParticipACTION Teen Challenge programs

About Coca-Cola Canada:

Coca-Cola in Canada operates in all ten provinces, and employs 6,300 people in more than 50 facilities, including seven production facilities across Canada. We offer a wide variety of beverage brands, many of which come in no-calorie and low-calorie options. These beverages include sparkling soft drinks, still waters, juices and fruit beverages, sports drinks, energy drinks and ready-to-drink teas. We're proud to offer some of the most popular brands in Canadaincluding Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coca-Cola Zero®, Sprite®, Fanta®, Nestea®, PowerAde®, Minute Maid®, Dasani® and vitaminwater®.

Coca-Cola in Canada is represented by Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada and Coca-Cola Ltd. For more information about our Company, please visit our website at www.livepositively.ca or www.cocacola.ca

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Media Contact:

Shannon Denny
Director, Brand Communication
(416) 424-6373
sdenny@Coca-Cola.com