ATLANTA, April 25, 2019 – The Board of Directors of The Coca‑Cola Company today announced the election of two officers, along with declaring the company’s regular quarterly dividend.
Lisa Chang, who joined Coca‑Cola as chief people officer on March 1, has been elected by the board as a senior vice president. Chang most recently served as senior vice president and chief human resources officer for AMB Group LLC in Atlanta, the investment management and shared services arm of The Blank Family of Businesses. Chang is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer University.
The board also elected Ashna Zaheer as assistant corporate secretary. Zaheer joined the company in 2017 as securities counsel. Zaheer previously served as a corporate attorney at Jones Day, with a practice focused on capital markets transactions, securities and corporate governance for public companies. Zaheer is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Notre Dame law school.
The elections are effective immediately.
The board also declared a regular quarterly dividend of 40 cents per common share. The dividend is payable July 1, 2019, to shareowners of record as of June 14, 2019. Earlier this year, the board approved the company’s 57th consecutive annual dividend increase, raising the quarterly dividend from 39 cents to 40 cents per common share.
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