ATLANTA, Oct. 17, 2019 – The Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola Company today announced the election of one new officer, along with declaring the company’s regular quarterly dividend.
Gilles Leclerc, who became president of The McDonald's Division of The Coca-Cola Company on Jan. 7, has been elected by the board as a vice president. Leclerc previously served as vice president, The McDonald's Division International.
Leclerc joined Coca-Cola in 1998, progressing through roles of increasing responsibility in France and China, from leading major global customer teams for Carrefour, Metro Group and Système U to general manager, key customers, for Coca-Cola in China. Leclerc received an MBA from the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford in Connecticut.
The board also declared a regular quarterly dividend of 40 cents per common share. The dividend is payable Dec. 16, 2019, to shareowners of record of the company as of the close of business on Dec. 2, 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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