Kent nominated as Coca-Cola director

by Eric Schroeder
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ATLANTA — The board of directors at the Coca-Cola Co. nominated Muhtar Kent, president and chief operating officer, to stand election for director of the company at its annual meeting in April. The company announced in December that Mr. Kent will become chief executive officer of the company on July 1.

"It is a logical and natural step for Muhtar to be nominated to the board of directors at this time as part of our orderly transition to new leadership that we announced in December," said Neville Isdell, chairman and chief executive officer. "It will give Muhtar several months to acclimate himself with his new duties as director in advance of becoming chief executive officer in July."

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