MEDIA ADVISORY: United States Council for International Business Award Gala

Coca-Cola Company CEO to Be Honored Before Business and Diplomatic Audience

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 10, 2008) -

WHAT:   Annual award dinner of the United States Council for International
        Business (USCIB)

WHO:    Muhtar Kent, president and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company (award
        Senator Chuck Hagel (R. - Neb.)
        Hal Scott, director, Committee on Capital Markets Regulation
        William G. Parrett, USCIB chairman

WHEN:   Wednesday, November 12, 2008
        Dinner, 7:00 p.m.; Sen. Hagel's remarks, 7:20 p.m.; Mr. Kent's
        remarks, 8:25 p.m.

WHERE:  The Waldorf-Astoria, Empire Ballroom
        301 Park Avenue (at 50th Street), New York City

        Contact: Jonathan Huneke, USCIB
        (212) 703-5043 or

Muhtar Kent, president and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, will be honored with the top award of the United States Council for International Business at a November 12 gala in New York. Mr. Kent was tapped to head the beverage giant in part because of extensive international experience. The Coca-Cola Company recently reported solid third-quarter earnings, bucking the downbeat trend among many top companies, thanks in large part to growth in sales outside the United States.

Guest speakers at the gala event, which takes place at the Waldorf-Astoria, will include Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska and Hal Scott, Nomura professor at Harvard Law School and director of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation. Senator Hagel will address the results of the U.S. elections, while Professor Scott will focus on the prospects for the global financial system in light of ongoing market turmoil.

The annual USCIB award gala draws hundreds of business leaders as well as dignitaries from government and diplomatic circles. More information on the event is available at

Advance registration by the media is strongly recommended.

Founded in 1945, USCIB promotes an open system of global commerce in which business can flourish and contribute to economic growth, human welfare and protection of the environment. Its membership encompasses over 300 leading U.S. companies, professional services firms and associations whose combined annual revenues exceed $4 trillion. As the American affiliate of several leading global business groups, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide and works to facilitate international trade.

Contact Information: Contact: Jonathan Huneke USCIB (212) 703-5043