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Helene D. Gayle nominated for election to Coca-Cola board

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Staff writer | Atlanta, Ga., USA – The Coca | February 25, 2013
Helene D. GayleFebruary 25, 2013, Atlanta, Ga., USA – The Coca-Cola Company announced that Helene D. Gayle has been nominated to stand for election to the company’s board of directors at its annual meeting of shareowners in April.
Dr. Gayle is President and CEO of CARE USA, an international humanitarian organization. An expert on health, global development and humanitarian issues, Dr. Gayle spent 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control, working primarily on HIV/AIDS and has worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, directing programs on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues.

Dr. Gayle is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Public Health Association, the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She currently serves on the President's Commission on White House Fellowships and the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Affairs Policy Board.

Named one of Forbes' "100 Most Powerful Women," and Foreign Policy magazine's "Top 100 Global Thinkers," Dr. Gayle earned a B.A. in psychology at Barnard College, an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University.

Once elected to the Board, Dr. Gayle is expected to serve on the Compensation Committee and will become the Board’s 16th member following the Annual Meeting of Shareowners.

The Company announced businessmen Donald R. Keough and James B. Williams will not stand for re-election to the Board at the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareowners in April. The leaders retire after decades of distinguished service to The Coca-Cola Company.