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The Coca-Cola Company to Offer Healthcare Benefits to Same-Sex Domestic Partners of Employees

Published 06-22-00

Submitted by Coca-Cola Company, The

Atlanta, June 22, 2000 - The Coca-Cola Company announced today that it plans to extend healthcare benefits to same-sex domestic partners of its U.S.-based employees, effective Jan. 1, 2001.

Employees will be able to sign up for the program during the Company’s normal benefits enrollment period, which begins in the fall. Complete details will be announced at that time. The Company is currently researching its opportunities for implementing this policy on a global basis.

“The Coca-Cola Company is committed to attracting and retaining the most diverse workforce in the world,” said Jack L. Stahl, president and chief operating officer, The Coca-Cola Company. “Our goal is to ensure that The Coca-Cola Company is the best place for all people to work. Today’s announcement is another step toward achieving that goal.”

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The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company. Along with Coca-Cola, recognized as the world's most valuable brand, the Company markets four of the world's top five nonalcoholic sparkling brands, including Diet Coke, Fanta and Sprite, and a wide range of other beverages, including diet and light beverages, waters, juices and juice drinks, teas, coffees, energy and sports drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy the Company's beverages at a rate exceeding 1.4 billion servings each day. For more information about The Coca-Cola Company, please visit our website at www.thecoca-colacompany.com.

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