To improve as a company and to help associates realize their full potential, we are committed to extending education and development programs to our associates at all levels of our organization.

Coca-Cola University (CCU) is our Company's education curriculum, which provides a wide range of courses through classroom learning, e-learning and field training to help associates develop personally and professionally. CCU's learning portfolio focuses on leadership; marketing; human rights; ethics and compliance; diversity; sustainability; finance; and other competencies. We offer thousands of courses to associates through CCU. In 2009, more than 27,000 associates participated in 1,720 CCU classroom sessions worldwide, and 39,100 associates participated in e-learning courses.

Associates are encouraged to seek training through our annual performance review system. The system, which includes mid-year and year-end career discussions between associates and their managers, gives everyone the opportunity to assess their annual performance against set goals and objectives. Associates and managers discuss training and development and outline a plan for training and enrichment. The associate and manager are responsible for ensuring that the proper training is completed within the calendar year.

The Company also encourages associates to pursue higher education programs, with levels of reimbursement available for degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate studies at accredited colleges and universities. We also provide associates the opportunity to take advantage of many e-learning resources beyond CCU, as well as external conferences and other education and training opportunities.

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