CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT OF RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION OF THE
FIRST: That at a meeting held December 20, 1995, at which a quorum was acting and present throughout, resolutions were duly adopted by the Board of Directors of the Company setting forth a proposed amendment to the Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company, declaring said amendment to be advisable and directing that the proposed amendment and the matter thereof be considered at the Annual Meeting of Shareowners of the Company held on April 17, 1996. The resolution setting forth the proposed amendment is as follows:
RESOLVED, that the Certificate of Incorporation of the Company be, and the same hereby is, amended by deleting the current Article "FOURTH" thereof, and substituting the following:
"FOURTH: The total number of shares of all classes of stock that the corporation shall have authority to issue is Five Billion Seven Hundred Million (5,700,000,000) shares, consisting of Five Billion Six Hundred Million (5,600,000,000) shares of common stock, par value $.25 per share, and One Hundred Million (100,000,000) shares of preferred stock, par value $1.00 per share.
The Board of Directors of the corporation is authorized, subject to any limitations prescribed by law, to provide for the issuance of the shares of preferred stock in series, and by filing a certificate pursuant to the applicable law of the State of Delaware (hereinafter referred to as a "Preferred Stock Designation") to establish from time to time the number of shares to be included in each such series, and to fix the designation, powers, preferences, and rights of the shares of each such series and any qualifications, limitations or restrictions thereof. The number of authorized shares of preferred stock may be increased or decreased (but not below the number of shares thereof then outstanding) by the affirmative vote of the holders of the majority of the shares of common stock, without a vote of the holders of the shares of preferred stock, or of any series thereof, unless a vote of any such holders is required pursuant to the Preferred Stock Designation or Preferred Stock Designations establishing the series of preferred stock.
Each holder of shares of common stock shall be entitled to one vote for each share of common stock held of record on all matters on which the holders of shares of common stock are entitled to vote.
No stockholder shall have any preemptive right to subscribe to an additional issue of shares of any class of stock of the corporation or to any security convertible into such stock.
Each share of common stock of the corporation issued and outstanding or held in the treasury of the corporation immediately prior to the close of business on May 1, 1996, that being the time when the amendment of this Article FOURTH of the Certificate of Incorporation shall have become effective, is changed into and reclassified as two fully paid and nonassessable shares of common stock, par value $.25 per share, and at the close of business on such date, each holder of record of common stock shall, without further action, be and become the holder of one additional share of common stock for each share of common stock held of record immediately prior thereto. Effective at the close of business on such date, each certificate representing shares of common stock outstanding or held in treasury immediately prior to such time shall continue to represent the same number of shares of common stock and as promptly as practicable thereafter, the corporation shall issue and cause to be delivered to each holder of record of shares of common stock at the close of business on such date an additional certificate or certificates representing one additional share of common stock for each share of common stock held of record immediately prior thereto."
SECOND: That thereafter, pursuant to resolutions of the Board of Directors of the Company, the Annual Meeting of Shareowners of the Company was duly called and held on April 17, 1996, upon notice in accordance with Section 222 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, at which meeting the necessary number of shares as required by statute was voted in favor of the amendment.
THIRD: That said amendment was duly adopted in accordance with the provisions of Section 242 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.
FOURTH: That said amendment is to be effective at the close of business on May 1, 1996. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Certificate to be signed by M. Douglas Ivester, its President and Chief Operating Officer, attested by Susan E. Shaw, its Secretary, and its seal hereunto affixed, all as of the first day of May, 1996. THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
By: /s/ M. DOUGLAS IVESTER
M. Douglas Ivester
President and Chief Operating Officer
Attest: /s/ SUSAN E. SHAW
Susan E. Shaw