February 9, 2009
Termination of merger discussions between Coca-Cola Amatil and Lion Nathan
Tokyo, February 9, 2009—Kirin Holdings' affiliated company, Lion Nathan (Headquarter: Sydney, Australia; CEO: Rob Murray), today announced its withdrawal of the proposal to merge with Coca-Cola Amatil (Headquarter: Sydney, Australia; Chairman: David M. Gonski). The initial announcement of the proposal was made on November 17, 2008.
Kirin Holdings also resolved the termination of discussions as the Company determined that having further discussions would not deliver benefits.