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This excerpt taken from the KO DEF 14A filed Mar 5, 2009.

SCHEDULE 14A

Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No.          )

  Filed by the Registrant ý

 

Filed by a Party other than the Registrant o

 

Check the appropriate box:

 

o

 

Preliminary Proxy Statement

 

o

 

Confidential, for Use of the Commission Only (as permitted by Rule 14a-6(e)(2))

 

ý

 

Definitive Proxy Statement

 

o

 

Definitive Additional Materials

 

o

 

Soliciting Material Pursuant to §240.14a-12

The Coca-Cola Company

(Name of Registrant as Specified In Its Charter)

 

(Name of Person(s) Filing Proxy Statement, if other than the Registrant)
         
Payment of Filing Fee (Check the appropriate box):

ý

 

No fee required.

o

 

Fee computed on table below per Exchange Act Rules 14a-6(i)(1) and 0-11.
    (1)   Title of each class of securities to which transaction applies:
        
 
    (2)   Aggregate number of securities to which transaction applies:
        
 
    (3)   Per unit price or other underlying value of transaction computed pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 0-11 (set forth the amount on which the filing fee is calculated and state how it was determined):
        
 
    (4)   Proposed maximum aggregate value of transaction:
        
 
    (5)   Total fee paid:
        
 

o

 

Fee paid previously with preliminary materials.

o

 

Check box if any part of the fee is offset as provided by Exchange Act Rule 0-11(a)(2) and identify the filing for which the offsetting fee was paid previously. Identify the previous filing by registration statement number, or the Form or Schedule and the date of its filing.

 

 

(1)

 

Amount Previously Paid:
        
 
    (2)   Form, Schedule or Registration Statement No.:
        
 
    (3)   Filing Party:
        
 
    (4)   Date Filed:
        
 

GRAPHIC

ATLANTA, GEORGIA

E. NEVILLE ISDELL
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD


March 5, 2009

Dear Shareowner:

       I would like to extend a personal invitation for you to join us at our Annual Meeting of Shareowners on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. at the Gwinnett Center, Grand Ballroom, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, Georgia 30097. Duluth is located in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

       At this year's meeting, you will be asked to vote on the election of 14 Directors, ratification of Ernst & Young LLP's appointment as independent auditors, and four proposals of shareowners.

       Attached you will find a notice of meeting and proxy statement that contain further information about these items and the meeting itself, including:

    how to obtain an admission card, if you plan to attend; and

    different methods you can use to vote your proxy, including the telephone and Internet.

       If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, you may view the meeting on the web. Instructions on how to view the live webcast are set forth in the accompanying proxy statement. You cannot record your vote on this website.

       Your vote is important to us and to our business. I encourage you to sign and return your proxy card, or use telephone or Internet voting prior to the meeting, so that your shares will be represented and voted at the meeting even if you cannot attend.

       I hope to see you at the meeting.

    GRAPHIC

 

 

E. Neville Isdell

GRAPHIC

This excerpt taken from the KO DEFA14A filed Mar 5, 2009.

SCHEDULE 14A

Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No.          )

  Filed by the Registrant ý

 

Filed by a Party other than the Registrant o

 

Check the appropriate box:

 

o

 

Preliminary Proxy Statement

 

o

 

Confidential, for Use of the Commission Only (as permitted by Rule 14a-6(e)(2))

 

o

 

Definitive Proxy Statement

 

ý

 

Definitive Additional Materials

 

o

 

Soliciting Material Pursuant to §240.14a-12

The Coca-Cola Company

(Name of Registrant as Specified In Its Charter)

 

(Name of Person(s) Filing Proxy Statement, if other than the Registrant)
         
Payment of Filing Fee (Check the appropriate box):

ý

 

No fee required.

o

 

Fee computed on table below per Exchange Act Rules 14a-6(i)(1) and 0-11.
    (1)   Title of each class of securities to which transaction applies:
        
 
    (2)   Aggregate number of securities to which transaction applies:
        
 
    (3)   Per unit price or other underlying value of transaction computed pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 0-11 (set forth the amount on which the filing fee is calculated and state how it was determined):
        
 
    (4)   Proposed maximum aggregate value of transaction:
        
 
    (5)   Total fee paid:
        
 

o

 

Fee paid previously with preliminary materials.

o

 

Check box if any part of the fee is offset as provided by Exchange Act Rule 0-11(a)(2) and identify the filing for which the offsetting fee was paid previously. Identify the previous filing by registration statement number, or the Form or Schedule and the date of its filing.

 

 

(1)

 

Amount Previously Paid:
        
 
    (2)   Form, Schedule or Registration Statement No.:
        
 
    (3)   Filing Party:
        
 
    (4)   Date Filed:
        
 

002CS40124 123456 C0123456789 12345 C 1234567890 C O Y MR ANDREW SAMPLE 1234 AMERICA DRIVE ANYWHERE, IL 60661 Shareowner Meeting Notice and Admission Ticket 0106OJ + + Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Annual Meeting of Shareowners of The Coca-Cola Company to be held on April 22, 2009 You are receiving this notice that the proxy materials for The Coca-Cola Company 2009 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: www.envisionreports.com/coca-cola Easy Online Access — A Convenient Way to View Proxy Materials and Vote When you go online to view materials, you can also vote your shares. Please have this notice available when you access the website to vote. Step 1: Go to www.envisionreports.com/coca-cola and view the Proxy Materials. Step 2: Click the Cast your Vote or Request Printed Materials section. Step 3: Follow the instructions on the screen to log in. Step 4: Make your selection as instructed on each screen to select delivery preferences and vote. When you go online, you can also help the environment by consenting to receive electronic delivery of future mailings. How to Obtain a Copy of the Proxy Materials – If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. Please make your request for a copy as instructed on the reverse side on or before April 16, 2009 to facilitate timely delivery.

 


Shareowner Meeting Notice & Admission Ticket The Annual Meeting of Shareowners of The Coca-Cola Company will be held at the Gwinnett Center, Grand Ballroom, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, Georgia 30097, on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 9:00 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: 1. Election of 14 directors identified in the Company’s 2009 proxy statement to serve until the 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareowners. 2. Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent auditors of the Company to serve for the 2009 fiscal year. The Board of Directors recommends that you vote AGAINST the following proposals: 3. Shareowner Proposal regarding an Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation. 4. Shareowner Proposal regarding an Independent Board Chair. 5. Shareowner Proposal regarding a Board Committee on Human Rights. 6. Shareowner Proposal regarding Restricted Stock. THIS IS NOT A PROXY CARD. To vote your shares on a proxy card, you must request that a paper copy of the proxy materials be mailed to you by following the instructions at the bottom of this page. If you wish to attend and vote at the meeting, please bring this notice and identification with you. 0106OJ Here’s how to order a copy of the proxy materials and select a future delivery preference: Paper copies: Current and future paper delivery requests can be submitted via the telephone, Internet or email options below. Email copies: Current and future email delivery requests must be submitted via the Internet following the instructions below. If you request an email copy of current materials you will receive an email with a link to the materials. PLEASE NOTE: You must use the numbers in the shaded bar on the reverse side when requesting a set of proxy materials. [1] Internet – Go to www.envisionreports.com/coca-cola. Click Cast Your Vote or Request Materials. Follow the instructions to log in and order a paper or email copy of the current meeting materials and submit your preference for email or paper delivery of future meeting materials. [1] Telephone – Call us free of charge at 1-866-641-4276 within the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico using a touch-tone phone and follow the instructions to order a paper copy of the materials by mail for the current meeting. You can also submit a preference to receive a paper copy for future meetings. [1] Email – Send an email to investorvote@computershare.com with “Proxy Materials The Coca-Cola Company” in the subject line. Include in the message your full name and address, plus the three numbers located in the shaded bar on the reverse, and state in the email that you want a paper copy of current meeting materials. You can also state your preference to receive a paper copy for future meetings. To facilitate timely delivery, all requests for a paper copy of the proxy materials must be received by April 16, 2009.

 

 


This excerpt taken from the KO DEF 14A filed Mar 10, 2006.

SCHEDULE 14A

Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No.           )

Filed by the Registrant ý

Filed by a Party other than the Registrant o

Check the appropriate box:

o

 

Preliminary Proxy Statement

o

 

Confidential, for Use of the Commission Only (as permitted by Rule 14a-6(e)(2))

ý

 

Definitive Proxy Statement

o

 

Definitive Additional Materials

o

 

Soliciting Material Pursuant to §240.14a-12

The Coca-Cola Company

(Name of Registrant as Specified In Its Charter)

 

(Name of Person(s) Filing Proxy Statement, if other than the Registrant)
         
Payment of Filing Fee (Check the appropriate box):

ý

 

No fee required.

o

 

Fee computed on table below per Exchange Act Rules 14a-6(i)(4) and 0-11.
    (1)   Title of each class of securities to which transaction applies:
        

    (2)   Aggregate number of securities to which transaction applies:
        

    (3)   Per unit price or other underlying value of transaction computed pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 0-11 (set forth the amount on which the filing fee is calculated and state how it was determined):
        

    (4)   Proposed maximum aggregate value of transaction:
        

    (5)   Total fee paid:
        


o

 

Fee paid previously with preliminary materials.

o

 

Check box if any part of the fee is offset as provided by Exchange Act Rule 0-11(a)(2) and identify the filing for which the offsetting fee was paid previously. Identify the previous filing by registration statement number, or the Form or Schedule and the date of its filing.

 

 

(1)

 

Amount Previously Paid:
        

    (2)   Form, Schedule or Registration Statement No.:
        

    (3)   Filing Party:
        

    (4)   Date Filed:
        


LOGO

ATLANTA, GEORGIA

E. NEVILLE ISDELL
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
                      AND
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

March 10, 2006

Dear Shareowner:

        I would like to extend a personal invitation for you to join us at our Annual Meeting of Shareowners on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hotel du Pont, in Wilmington, Delaware.

        At this year's meeting, you will vote on the election of eleven Directors, ratification of Ernst & Young LLP's appointment as independent auditors, approval of an amendment to the 1989 Restricted Stock Award Plan of The Coca-Cola Company and five proposals of shareowners.

        Attached you will find a notice of meeting and proxy statement that contains further information about these items and the meeting itself, including:

    how to obtain an admission card, if you plan to attend, and

    different methods you can use to vote your proxy, including the telephone and Internet.

        If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, you may view the meeting on the web. Instructions on how to view the live webcast are set forth in the accompanying proxy statement. You cannot record your vote on this website.

        Your vote is important to us and to our business. I encourage you to sign and return your proxy card, or use telephone or Internet voting prior to the meeting, so that your shares will be represented and voted at the meeting even if you cannot attend.

        I hope to see you in Wilmington.

    NEVILLE ISDELL

 

 

E. NEVILLE ISDELL

LOGO


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREOWNERS

TO THE OWNERS OF COMMON STOCK
OF THE COCA-COLA COMPANY

        The Annual Meeting of Shareowners of The Coca-Cola Company (the "Company") will be held at the Hotel du Pont, 11th and Market Streets, Wilmington, Delaware 19801, on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at 10:30 a.m., local time. The purposes of the meeting are:

    1.
    To elect eleven Directors to serve until the 2007 Annual Meeting of Shareowners,

    2.
    To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent auditors of the Company to serve for the 2006 fiscal year,

    3.
    To approve an amendment to the 1989 Restricted Stock Award Plan of The Coca-Cola Company,

    4.
    To vote on five proposals submitted by shareowners if properly presented at the meeting, and

    5.
    To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting and at any adjournments or postponements of the meeting.

        The Board of Directors set February 21, 2006 as the record date for the meeting. This means that owners of record of shares of Common Stock of the Company at the close of business on that date are entitled to:

    receive this notice of the meeting, and

    vote at the meeting and any adjournments or postponements of the meeting.

        We will make available a list of shareowners as of the close of business on February 21, 2006 for inspection by shareowners during normal business hours from April 8 through April 18, 2006 at the Company's principal place of business, One Coca-Cola Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia 30313. This list also will be available to shareowners at the meeting.

    By Order of the Board of Directors

 

 

CAROL CROFOOT HAYES
Associate General Counsel
and Secretary

Atlanta, Georgia
March 10, 2006

This excerpt taken from the KO DEF 14A filed Mar 8, 2005.

SCHEDULE 14A

Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No.           )

Filed by the Registrant ý

Filed by a Party other than the Registrant o

Check the appropriate box:

o

 

Preliminary Proxy Statement

o

 

Confidential, for Use of the Commission Only (as permitted by Rule 14a-6(e)(2))

ý

 

Definitive Proxy Statement

o

 

Definitive Additional Materials

o

 

Soliciting Material Pursuant to §240.14a-12

The Coca-Cola Company

(Name of Registrant as Specified In Its Charter)

 

(Name of Person(s) Filing Proxy Statement, if other than the Registrant)
         
Payment of Filing Fee (Check the appropriate box):

ý

 

No fee required.

o

 

Fee computed on table below per Exchange Act Rules 14a-6(i)(4) and 0-11.
    (1)   Title of each class of securities to which transaction applies:
        

    (2)   Aggregate number of securities to which transaction applies:
        

    (3)   Per unit price or other underlying value of transaction computed pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 0-11 (set forth the amount on which the filing fee is calculated and state how it was determined):
        

    (4)   Proposed maximum aggregate value of transaction:
        

    (5)   Total fee paid:
        


o

 

Fee paid previously with preliminary materials.

o

 

Check box if any part of the fee is offset as provided by Exchange Act Rule 0-11(a)(2) and identify the filing for which the offsetting fee was paid previously. Identify the previous filing by registration statement number, or the Form or Schedule and the date of its filing.

 

 

(1)

 

Amount Previously Paid:
        

    (2)   Form, Schedule or Registration Statement No.:
        

    (3)   Filing Party:
        

    (4)   Date Filed:
        


LOGO

ATLANTA, GEORGIA

E. NEVILLE ISDELL
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
                      AND
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

March 8, 2005

Dear Shareowner:

        I would like to extend a personal invitation for you to join us at our Annual Meeting of Shareowners on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hotel du Pont, in Wilmington, Delaware.

        At this year's meeting, you will vote on the election of fourteen Directors, ratification of Ernst & Young LLP's appointment as independent auditors and three proposals of shareowners.

        Attached you will find a notice of meeting and proxy statement that contains further information about these items and the meeting itself, including:

    how to obtain an admission card, if you plan to attend, and

    different methods you can use to vote your proxy, including the telephone and Internet.

        If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, you may view the meeting on the web. Instructions on how to view the live webcast are set forth in the accompanying proxy statement. You cannot record your vote on this website.

        Your vote is important to us and to our business. I encourage you to sign and return your proxy card, or use telephone or Internet voting prior to the meeting, so that your shares will be represented and voted at the meeting even if you cannot attend.

        I hope to see you in Wilmington.

    NEVILLE ISDELL

 

 

E. NEVILLE ISDELL

LOGO


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREOWNERS

TO THE OWNERS OF COMMON STOCK
OF THE COCA-COLA COMPANY

        The Annual Meeting of Shareowners of The Coca-Cola Company (the "Company") will be held at the Hotel du Pont, 11th and Market Streets, Wilmington, Delaware 19801, on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at 10:30 a.m., local time. The purposes of the meeting are:

    1.
    To elect fourteen Directors to serve until the 2006 Annual Meeting of Shareowners,

    2.
    To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent auditors of the Company to serve for the 2005 fiscal year,

    3.
    To vote on three proposals submitted by shareowners if properly presented at the meeting, and

    4.
    To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting and at any adjournments or postponements of the meeting.

        The Board of Directors set February 22, 2005 as the record date for the meeting. This means that owners of record of Common Stock at the close of business on that date are entitled to:

    receive this notice of the meeting, and

    vote at the meeting and any adjournments or postponements of the meeting.

        We will make available a list of shareowners as of the close of business on February 22, 2005 for inspection by shareowners during normal business hours from April 8 through April 18, 2005 at the Company's principal place of business, One Coca-Cola Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia 30313. This list also will be available to shareowners at the meeting.

    By Order of the Board of Directors

 

 

CAROL CROFOOT HAYES
Assistant Secretary

Atlanta, Georgia
March 8, 2005

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