Coke Board Elects Two Officers
Jul. 18, 2002
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ATLANTA (AP) _ Coca-Cola's board of directors have elected Alexander B. Cummings Jr., president of the beverage giant's Africa Group, as an executive vice president.
Board members also elected chief information officer Jean-Michel R. Ares as a vice president at their meeting Thursday in Atlanta.
Cummings, 45, joined Coca-Cola in 1997 as region manager in Nigeria. He is a native of Liberia.
Ares, 39, joined Coke in February after leaving General Electric's Atlanta-based GE Power Systems division. Ares is from Ottawa, Canada.
Shares of Coca-Cola were down $2.40, or 4.8 percent, to $47.60 in late trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange.
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