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Coke Board Elects Two Officers

July 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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