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The Coca-Cola Company
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The Coca-Cola Company

Type Public
Traded as NYSE: KO
Dow Jones Industrial Average Component
S&P 500 Component
Industry Beverage
Founded 1886
Founder(s) Asa Griggs Candler
Headquarters Coca-Cola headquarters,
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Area served Worldwide
Key people Muhtar Kent
(Chairman & CEO)
Products List of The Coca-Cola Company products
Revenue US$ 48.01 billion (2012)[1]
Operating income US$ 10.84 billion (2012)[1]
Net income US$ 9.01 billion (2012)[1]
Total assets US$ 86.17 billion (2012)[1]
Total equity US$ 32.79 billion (2012)[1]
Employees 146,200 (Dec 2011)[2]
Subsidiaries List of The Coca-Cola Company subsidiaries

One of The Coca-Cola Company's headquarters buildings in Atlanta
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is an American multinational beverage corporation and manufacturer, retailer and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.[3] The company is best known for its flagship product Coca-Cola, invented in 1886 by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in Columbus, Georgia.[4] The Coca-Cola formula and brand was bought in 1889 by Asa Griggs Candler (December 30, 1851 - March 12, 1929), who incorporated The Coca-Cola Company in 1892. Besides its namesake Coca-Cola beverage, Coca-Cola currently offers more than 500 brands in over 200 countries or territories and serves over 1.7 billion servings each day.[5] The company operates a franchised distribution system dating from 1889 where The Coca-Cola Company only produces syrup concentrate which is then sold to various bottlers throughout the world who hold an exclusive territory. The Coca-Cola Company owns its anchor bottler in North America, Coca-Cola Refreshments.
Its stock is listed on the NYSE and is part of DJIA, S&P 500 Index, the Russell 1000 Index and the Russell 1000 Growth Stock Index. Its current chairman and chief executive

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