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Coca-Cola closes on minority equity acquisition of GMCR

Coca-Cola Co. now owns approximately 10 percent of GMCR

The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR), Waterbury, Vt., announced the closing of the previously announced private placement of GMCR common stock to The Coca-Cola Co. for total gross proceeds of approximately $1.25 billion. In connection with the closing, GMCR issued 16,684,139 newly issued shares of common stock at a purchase price of $74.98 a share to a wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Co.

As previously announced, GMCR intends to execute a meaningful share repurchase program to reduce dilution from the transaction executed under GMCR's existing $1.1 billion share repurchase authorization. In addition, it intends to use a portion of the proceeds from the new equity issuance to fund anticipated capital expenditures for its Keurig Cold beverage system over the next several years, it says.

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