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The American Turkish Society salutes the leadership of The Coca-Cola Company and Anadolu Group in sustainability efforts and presents an environmentally responsible celebration.

May 28, 2009 The Pierre New York

DINNE R C OM M IT T E E * Honorary Chair Mrs. Mica Ertegün Co-Chairs Dr. Madeleine K. Albright Mr. Rahmi M. Koç

The American Turkish Society Gala Dinner 2009 Honoring Muhtar Kent and Tuncay Özilhan PROGRAM Film The Coca-Cola Company and Anadolu Group: A Global Partnership in Coca-Cola çecek Welcome Murat Köprülü Chairman, The American Turkish Society Gala Co-Chair's Greeting Rahmi M. Koç Honorary Chairman, Koç Holding A.. Honoree's Remarks Tuncay Özilhan Chairman and CEO Anadolu Group Gala Co-Chair's Greeting Madeleine K. Albright Former U.S. Secretary of State Principal, The Albright Group LLC Honoree's Remarks Muhtar Kent Chairman and CEO The Coca-Cola Company Presentation The American Turkish Society Corporate Partnership Award Special Performance The Nicole Henry Band

Ms. Emily Altman Mr. Koray Arikan Mr. Lyor Cohen Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Corwin Mr. José Luis Cutrale Ms. Laura Desmond Mr. Haluk Dinçer and Mrs. Suzan Sabanci Dinçer Mr. and Mrs. Aydin Doan Mr. Ron Drake Ms. Nur Emirgil Mr. Bülent Eczacibai Dr. and Mrs. Antonio M. Gotto, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Kaye Mr. Gershon Kekst Dr. Cem Kinay Mr. Gürtay Kipçak Mr. and Mrs. Mustafa V. Koç Mr. Murat Köprülü and Mrs. Nina Joukowsky Köprülü Mr. and Mrs. John J. Mack Mr. Tarkan Maner

Mrs. Latife Mardin Mr. Murad Megalli Mr. and Mrs. Metin Negrin Dr. and Mrs. Mehmet Öz Mr. zzet Özilhan Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Pettit Mr. James D. Robinson III Ms. Güler Sabanci Mr. and Mrs. David Schneider Dr. and Mrs. Tamer Seçkin Mr. David J. Stern Mr. and Mrs. Ferit F. ahenk Mr. A. Ümit Taftali Mr. A. Barbaros Tali Mr. Robert Trainer and Mrs. Shirin Devrim Trainer Ms. Heidi Ueberroth Ms. Linda Wachner Mr. Nicholas Walsh Mr. Kamil Yazici

*as of May 18, 2009

The American Turkish Society 60th Anniversary Tribute

THE AMER IC AN TUR KIS H S OC IE T Y B OAR D OF DIR E C TOR S Chairman Murat Köprülü, Multilateral Funding International Vice Chairmen Lawrence M. Kaye, Esq., Herrick, Feinstein LLP A. Ümit Taftali, Suna and nan Kiraç Foundation Directors Emily Altman, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Terry Caloghiris, DuPont Edward T. Cloonan Aydin S. Çainalp, Esq., Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP Haluk Dinçer, Sabanci Holding Özgen Doan, MD, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Nur Emirgil, Ramerica International Dr. Ahmet D. Erelçin, HSBC Professor Talat S. Halman, Bilkent University Brian Henderson, Merrill Lynch & Co. Muhtar Kent, The Coca-Cola Company Elbrun Kimmelman, Foreign Policy Association Murad Megalli, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Metin Negrin, Lexin Capital LLC Mehmet C. Öz, MD, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Laurence Pettit, Esq., Baker & McKenzie LLP Tamer Seçkin, MD, Park East Gynecology & Surgery Berrin Tekiner Aykal, Bremen House Shirin Devrim Trainer, Actress, Author Executive Director Selen Uçak

WELCOME On behalf of The American Turkish Society, I would like to welcome you to our fourth annual gala dinner, celebrating partnerships between American and Turkish companies and honoring the extraordinary business leaders who create them. Since New York is the headquarters of our Society and the hub for global business, it is appropriate for us to shine a light on the decades-long and prosperous business connections between the United States and Turkey. This year, we are commemorating The Coca-Cola Company and Anadolu Group's booming partnership in Turkey and the region. Coca-Cola çecek is one of the most successful bottlers in the Coca-Cola System worldwide, having first introduced Coca-Cola to Turkey in 1964. We are honored to present The American Turkish Society Corporate Partnership Award to Mr. Muhtar Kent and Mr. Tuncay Özilhan for this exemplary U.S.-Turkish cooperation. Tonight's event is made even more significant for us by the fact that our U.S. honoree is also Turkish born and is a member of our Board of Directors at The American Turkish Society. The American Turkish Society's inaugural gala dinner in 2006 celebrated the joint venture of Ford Motor Company and Koç Holding in Ford Otosan. Our celebrations continued in 2007 with Citi and Sabanci Holding's partnership in Akbank, and in 2008 with GE and Dou Group's partnerships in financial services, real estate and media. With business relations between our two countries growing ever stronger, we look forward to showcasing many more successes. Tonight's event is critical to The American Turkish Society's mission since 1949: to enhance business, political and cultural ties between Turkey and the United States, through thought-provoking events, scholarships, fellowships, and arts & culture programs. We are honored to celebrate our 60th anniversary this year and look forward to ever expanding our programs and impact. Your support tonight provides the critical resources to sustain The American Turkish Society's mission and fuel its growth. We appreciate your participation in this celebration and, given our shared interest in Turkey, look forward to your continuing involvement in all of The Society's programs.

Murat Köprülü Chairman The American Turkish Society


Portrait by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

GALA CO-CHAIR'S MESSAGE Dear Friends of the American Turkish Society, It gives me great pleasure to honour Tuncay Özilhan and Muhtar Kent. I have known Muhtar since he was a child. They are both visionaries. They are both dynamic businessmen and they both operate in a multinational environment. They are successful industrialists of our country. Their activities, both at home and abroad, have brought great prestige to Turkey, and they more than deserve this recognition. I wish them continued success. Sincerely,

Distinguished Guests of The American Turkish Society, It is my pleasure to join you in honoring Muhtar Kent and Tuncay Özilhan for the exceptional achievements of their respective companies, The Coca-Cola Company and Anadolu Group. Their partnership in Coca-Cola çecek, which is thriving not only in Turkey but also in the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Middle East, exemplifies the significance and promise of U.S.-Turkish business ties in our global economy. I am also delighted to celebrate the 60th anniversary of The American Turkish Society, which has played a critical role in promoting U.S.-Turkish friendship. I congratulate The Society and its devoted members and friends. I hope you will join me in recognizing the remarkable work of Muhtar Kent and Tuncay Özilhan, and in wishing them continued success. Sincerely,

Rahmi M. Koç Honorary Chairman, Koç Holding A.. Dr. Madeleine K. Albright Former U.S. Secretary of State Principal, The Albright Group LLC

MUHTAR KE NT Muhtar Kent is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of The CocaCola Company. Mr. Kent joined The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta in 1978 and has held a variety of marketing and operations roles throughout his career. In 1985, he was appointed general manager of Coca-Cola Turkey and Central Asia. From 1989 to 1995, he served as president of the Company's East Central Europe Division and senior vice president of Coca-Cola International, with responsibility for 23 countries. Between 1995 and 1998, Mr. Kent served as managing director of Coca-Cola Amatil-Europe, covering bottling operations in 12 countries. From 1999 until his return to The Coca-Cola Company in May 2005, he served as president and CEO of the Efes Beverage Group, the majority shareholder of Turkish bottler Coca-Cola çecek. Headquartered in Istanbul and listed on the London and Istanbul Stock Exchanges, Efes is a publicly traded beverage enterprise whose Coca-Cola and beer operations extend from the Adriatic to the Pacific Ocean. Under Mr. Kent's leadership, Efes experienced extraordinary growth, with tripledigit revenue growth and a 250 percent increase in market capitalization. During that time, in addition to taking Efes Breweries International public on the London Stock Exchange, Mr. Kent also served as a board member of Coca-Cola çecek. Mr. Kent succeeded Neville Isdell as Chief Executive Officer of the Company on July 1, 2008, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors on April 23, 2009. Mr. Kent holds a bachelor of science degree in economics from Hull University, England, and a master of science degree in administrative sciences from London City University.

T U N C AY Ö Z L H A N Mr. Tuncay Özilhan was born in Kayseri on July 9, 1947. He is the son of Mr. zzet Özilhan who is one of the founders of the Anadolu Group. Mr. Özilhan studied at the Saint-Joseph high school in stanbul and then graduated from the Faculty of Economics at stanbul University. He received his MBA from Long Island University in the United States. Over the course of his career, he assumed such responsibilities as General Director of Erciyas Biracilik (Brewery), Coordinator of the Beer Group and General Coordinator of the Anadolu Group. Mr. Tuncay Özilhan was appointed CEO of the Anadolu Group in 1984 and he is Chairman of the Anadolu Group since May 2007. Mr. Özilhan also serves as Chairman of Anadolu Efes Biracilik, Efes Pazarlama, Tarbes, Coca-Cola çecek (CC), Coca-Cola Sati ve Daitim, Hamburger Restoran letmeleri (McDonald's), ABank, Alternatif Finansal Kiralama, Alternatif Yatirim, Anadolu Elektronik (Samsung), Anadolu Termik Santralleri, Anadolu Tait Ticaret and Anadolu Salik Merkezi (ASM). Mr. Özilhan is Vice President of the High Advisory Council of the TÜSAD, Chairman of DEIK / Turkish ­ Japanese Business Council, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Estonia and President of the Efes Pilsen Sports Club. He is married to Emine Özilhan and is the father of three children.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with nearly 500 sparkling and still brands. We offer more than 3,000 products to consumers together with our bottling partners. Our mission is to refresh the world, to inspire moments of optimism, to create value and make a difference. The product that has given the world its best-known taste was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 8, 1886. Dr. John Stith Pemberton, a local pharmacist, produced the syrup for Coca-Cola®, and carried a jug of the new product down the street to Jacobs' Pharmacy, where it was sampled, pronounced "excellent" and placed on sale for five cents a glass as a soda fountain drink. 123 years later, through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy The Coca-Cola Company's beverages at a rate of nearly 1.6 billion servings a day. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, juices and juice drinks and ready-todrink teas and coffees. Along with Coca-Cola®, recognized as the world's most valuable brand, the Company's portfolio includes 12 other billion dollar brands, including Diet Coke®, Fanta®, Sprite®, Coca-Cola ZeroTM, vitaminwater®, POWERADE®, Minute Maid® and GeorgiaTM Coffee. The Coca-Cola Company is a truly international company; more than 75% of our products are sold outside of North America. Employees from more than 50 different countries work at The Coca-Cola Company Headquarters in Atlanta. Worldwide, The Coca-Cola Company employs a total of 92,400 associates, a number that increases to nearly 1 million when all employees in the system are counted. The Coca-Cola Company believes in supporting the sustainability of the communities where it operates. In 2007, The Coca-Cola Company and The Coca-Cola Foundation made charitable contributions of $99 million to community initiatives worldwide.

Anadolu Group, whose foundations were laid in the early 50's by partners zzet Özilhan and Kamil Yazici, has over 20 thousand employees working in its 65 companies and 38 plants in 13 countries, from the Adriatic Sea to the Pacific Ocean including Turkey. The Group mainly operates in the beverage, automotive, finance, and pencil/stationary sectors. The Group has also entered into IT, electronics, energy, food, and, most recently, healthcare through Anatolia Health Center (ASM). Anadolu Group, which produces and markets famous brands in Turkey, has also been successfully expanding abroad, making collaborations and forming joint partnerships with multi-national companies. As a part of a partnership agreement with The Coca-Cola Company, Anadolu Group is the 10th biggest Coca-Cola bottling company in the world, operating 13 plants, managing production, marketing and sales operations in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Jordan, Iraq and Pakistan. Anadolu Group is the creator of the Turkish brand Efes Pilsen, one of the most popular beer brands in Europe. In addition to Efes Pilsen, Anadolu Group presently operates 10 beer factories and 4 malt production plants in Russia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, and Serbia, and recently signed an agreement with Heineken and bought Georgia's leading beer company Lomisi. Other Anadolu Group relationships include: a business partnership with Isuzu in commercial vehicle manufacturing; licensed production agreements with Miller, Beck's, and Foster's beer brands; a partnership agreement with Faber-Castell for pencil and stationary products; partnerships with Kia, Lada, Honda and Lombardini in automotive and engines; partnership with Samsung in electronics; agreements to sell LS Tractors from South Korea and Greely cars from China, as well as Cooper Tires in Turkey; and a licensing agreement with McDonald's. As part of its social responsibility policy, Anadolu Group provides significant support to education, health, the arts and sports. Its leading basketball team, Efes Pilsen Sports Club, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary and 12th championship in the Turkish Basketball League. Anadolu Education and Social Aid Foundation grants scholarships and builds institutions in education, health and social areas. Most recently, determined to provide modern healthcare service for Turkish people, the Anadolu Foundation created Anadolu Health Center (ASM) through a strategic alliance with Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Coca-Cola çecek (CCOLA.IS) ("CCI") as a listed company on the Istanbul Stock Exchange, is one of the strongest and most respected bottlers in the Coca-Cola System worldwide. CCI is a local company with the majority (50%) of its shares owned by Anadolu Group. While 20% is owned by The Coca-Cola Company and 5% by Özgörkey Holding, the remaining 25% of CCI's shares are publicly traded. CCI's business is to produce, sell and distribute sparkling and still beverages, primarily brands of The Coca-Cola Company ("TCCC"), in its territories. A collaboration with Anadolu Group which started in the 1990s in Central Asia and South Russia has now become a growing family across Turkey, Pakistan, Central Asia and the Middle East with more than 11,000 employees in 10 countries covering a geography close to 6 million km2, including 20 production plants with almost 5 billion liters of production capacity. CCI offers its consumers a wide range of beverages, including sparkling beverages as well as an expanding portfolio of still beverages (a category that includes juices, water, sports drinks, energy drinks and iced tea). The core brands in all markets are Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola light, Fanta and Sprite. CCI continues to grow steadily in all the categories and in all the markets in which it operates thanks to its extensive product portfolio, logistical competencies, and focus on effectiveness. Turkey, accounting to 79% of CCI's operations, is the flagship of CCI. Over the last ten years, CCI has undertaken investments worth of $600 million in Turkey, including its newly completed 7th plant in Southern provinces of Turkey. Aside from consistently growing the business in Turkey, CCI continues to attain stronger positions in all its markets with growing economies, populations and young demographics. With a well-timed entry into the Middle East market, CCI has demonstrated its competency and capability when exporting the knowledge and experience that it has built up over the years in its Turkish home market to new countries and adapting the same to local conditions wherever it goes. Similarly, CCI has completed the strong corporate framework that will be needed to translate the huge potential that exists in Central Asia into performance.

The addition of Pakistan to CCI's territory in the last quarter of 2008 has effectively doubled the size of its consumer base, bringing its reach to a population of 335 million. Effectiveness and cost-consciousness make up the core of CCI's business methods and supply chain management strategies. In addition to its sales and distribution productivity, CCI's cost-cutting and environmental projects in the areas of energy and water consumption make it a company that has exported its best practices to the worldwide Coca-Cola System. In keeping with its principle of "Less water, more drink", CCI strives constantly to reduce the amount of water needed to produce a single case of beverage. Over the most recent two years, CCI reduced the average consumption of water per liter of beverage produced from 1.76 liters in 2007 to 1.6 liters in 2008. CCI is working constantly to make efficient use of energy in all our production processes as set out in our energy productivity targets. As a result of ongoing research and improvements being made on this front, the amount of energy required to produce a liter of product has been reduced by a total of 16% since 2002. CCI is a corporate citizen which is aware of its responsibilities towards its stakeholders and which acts accordingly. In 2008, CCI was audited according to Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) criteria for compliance with the four principal components of corporate social responsibility, Workplace, Marketplace, Environment and Community. The findings of this audit and the progress made by the company in this area were publicly announced, making CCI the first company in Turkey to publish a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report complying with GRI standards. CCI is one of the most highly regarded employers in its area of business and the one that most people prefer to work for. It continues to build on that reputation without exception. CCI's human resources practices rank it among the leading companies in every country in which it operates. It is essential for CCI to constantly strengthen and build upon its continued ability to generate value for its stakeholders. CCI is correctly structured, is dynamic, and has successfully incorporated the realities of the different markets in which it is active into its business model. Most important of all, CCI continuously demonstrates its superior and sustainable competency to manage differences.


Held annual American-Turkish business conferences First permanent office and staff of The Society Held Benefit for 1966 Earthquake Relief Fund 2003 Launched teachers exchange with American Field Service 2000 Started collaboration with the Moon and Stars Project 2001/2002 Hosted Dr. Kemal Dervi to discuss Turkey's financial crisis Launched Meet the Ambassadors series

Sponsored traveling art exhibition with The Metropolitan Museum of Art Launched Center of Turkish Studies at Columbia University Founded on June 29 in New York

Hosted Prime Ministers Tansu Çiller, Mesut Yilmaz, Süleyman Demirel and Bülent Ecevit

2006 Gala Dinner honoring Ford-Koç 2007 Gala Dinner honoring Citi-Sabanci Co-hosted first investment conference with TAK Supported School of Visual Arts Summer Residency Launched Arif Mardin Fellowship at Berklee College of Music 2008 Gala Dinner honoring GE-Dou Launched Ahmet Ertegün Scholarship

Funded graduate business scholarships with Turkish Education Foundation Dr. Nejat Eczacibai and Vehbi Koç addressed Annual Luncheon

Hosted Foreign Minister Abdullah Gül

Hosted Prime Minister Turgut Özal Launched aid fund to benefit Neve Shalom Synagogue in Istanbul Raised over $4M in support of schools after 1999 earthquake

2009 Gala Dinner honoring The Coca Cola Company-Anadolu Group Celebrating 60th Anniversary

Conducted blood drive for troops in South Korea








NATO created

1952 Turkey joined NATO 1954 ncirlik Air Base opened

1963 Association agreement with European Economic Community

1970 The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty went into effect 1973 Global oil crisis Boaziçi Bridge over the Bosphorus completed

1984 Bronze-age shipwreck excavation at Uluburun began

1994 U.S. Commerce Department cited Turkey among ten big emerging markets First THY Istanbul-NYC direct flight 2000 Hidayet Türkolu drafted from Efes Pilsen as first Turkish NBA player 2002 Turkish National Soccer Team 3rd in World Cup

2003 First Turkish win at Eurovision Song Contest

2006 Orhan Pamuk awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

2008 Nuri Bilge Ceylan won Best Director at Cannes

2009 Turkey non-permanent member of U.N. Security Council

Atlantic Records, founded by Ahmet Ertegün, had its first hit

President Celal Bayar visited the U.S.

2005 EU membership negotiations officially launched 2004 NATO Summit held in Istanbul Turkey dropped 6 zeros from currency $1 = 1.33YTL 2007 Mehmet Okur first Turkish player in NBA All-Star

1959 President Dwight D. Eisenhower visited Turkey

1964 Coca-Cola first introduced in Turkey 1969 Turkish - American Defense Cooperation Agreement signed

1987 The Age of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent at National Gallery of Art

25 Turkish billionaires listed in Forbes Dr. Mehmet Oz among 100 Most Influential by TIME

1995 Turkey joined EU Customs Union 1996 Ambassador Madeleine Albright visited Turkey

President Barack Obama visits Turkey

TH E AMER IC AN TUR KIS H S OC IE T Y 2 0 0 9 GAL A AC KNOWL E DGE M E NT S Special Thanks to Our 60th Anniversary Benefactors The Coca-Cola Company and Anadolu Group

Platinum Benefactors Doan Group Dou Group / Garanti Bank Mrs. Ahmet Ertegün JPMorgan Chase & Co. Kiraça Koç Holding A.. Mandarin Oriental Dellis Cay The National Basketball Association Sabanci Holding TAK (Turkish-American Business Council) of DEK Gold Benefactors Herrick, Feinstein LLP / Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Kaye Joukowsky Family Foundation / Nina Joukowsky Köprülü and Murat Köprülü NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center Starcom MediaVest Group Sucocitrico Cutrale Ltda Silver Benefactors Baker & McKenzie LLP Bedminster Capital Management LLC Mr. Metin Negrin, Lexin Capital LLC Dr. and Mrs. Mehmet Öz Ramerica Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Tamer Seçkin Turkish Airlines Wyse Technology, Inc. Yildiz Holding


Platinum Supporters AIU Holdings, Inc. Ali Baba Restaurant BankPozitif Bloomberg LP Eczacibai Holding ING Bank Turkey Kekst and Company Mr. and Mrs. John J. Mack Pera Mediterranean Brasserie Pfizer Inc. Mr. Martin Pompadur Mr. James D. Robinson III Socotab Frana SA Mrs. Shirin Devrim Trainer and Mr. Robert Trainer Mr. and Mrs. Kaya and Mary Tuncer

Gold Supporters Emel Dilek and Ron Pecunies, Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich Sotheby's Silver Supporters Mr. and Mrs. Mustafa and Iik Aur Brain-Twist, Inc. Beverage Digest Mr. Ivan Chermayeff Credit Suisse Group DuPont EFG Istanbul Securities Ms. Nur Ercan Ms. Geraldine Dietz Fox Ms. Tulû Gümütekin Mr. and Mrs. Barbaros Karaahmetolu Ms. Asli Karahan-Ay, UBS Mineks International NAI Global Sadi Özelge, Ph.D. Mr. Rasih Öztürkmen Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pildes Relight USA Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Mr. and Mrs. Uur Terziolu Mr. Halstead Wells Yaar Holding

We would like to thank and remember all the supporters, members, leaders, staff and volunteers of The American Turkish Society over the past 60 years, especially: Past Leaders Aydin S. Çainalp Tarhan A. Daniman Orhan Eralp Ahmet M. Ertegün Parker T. Hart Günal Kansu Arif Mardin Üstün Sanver Selim Sarper Jeffrey Steiner Hüseyin Ünver

60th Anniversary Life-time Members as of May 18, 2009 Adnan Akant Serkan Elden Tolga men Hüseyin Ünver

Good evening! Since 1996, The Coca-Cola Company and Anadolu Group have forged a strong and enduring partnership through Coca-Cola çecek. Today, Coca-Cola çecek is widely recognized as one of the most-innovative and respected businesses in Turkey, Central Asia and the Middle East. Over the past decade, Coca-Cola çecek has invested more than $600 million in Turkey, a reflection of our deep commitment to bringing economic opportunity to this great nation and millions of moments of happiness and refreshment to Turkish consumers every day. In addition to our economic imprint, we also remain committed to strengthening Turkey's communities and helping preserve and protect her natural resources. As we approach the second decade of the new millennium, we do so with great optimism for the continued growth and prosperity of Turkey and the United States and for TurkishAmerican relations. On behalf of The Coca-Cola Company's 92,000 employees around the world, I want to express our sincere gratitude to our wonderful partners from Anadolu Group and The American Turkish Society for tonight's honor and best wishes for even greater days ahead. Muhtar Kent

As a leading Industrial Holding Company in Turkey, we were proud to partner with The Coca-Cola Company back in 1994 in establishing our first venture in Kazakhstan. Today our joint business spans some 10 countries and we see potential for further expansion in the future. It is a great pleasure to celebrate our partnership with The Coca-Cola Company, which has strenghtened over the years to become one of the fastest growing bottlers worldwide. Our Coca Cola business extends from 5 countries in Central Asia, Turkey, 3 countries in Middle East to Pakistan in the East operating 20 plants, serving over 350 million consumers with 11,000 employees. I am convinced that our joint vision and cooperation will deepen to create new opportunities both in Turkey and internationally in the years ahead building on the solid foundations already established. I express my gratitude to my friend Muhtar Kent and the many fine leaders of The Coca-Cola Company who had the confidence in Anadolu Group being the ideal partner in the region. I am grateful to The American Turkish Society for honoring the Anadolu Group and The Coca-Cola Company partnership and arranging this wonderful evening. Tuncay Özilhan

Wishing tonight's honorees and The American Turkish Society continued success. Congratulations Mrs. Ahmet Ertegün

Congratulates The Coca-Cola Company & Anadolu Group for their global partnership and wishes continued success to The American Turkish Society in its 60th year.

Chairman and CEO, Anadolu Group and Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company for their successful partnership and to


Muhtar Kent

The American Turkish Society

for promoting and recognizing American-Turkish cooperation and collaboration.

We are very pleased to honor Muhtar Kent and Tuncay Özilhan for their strength of vision and staunch commitment to American-Turkish partnership.

Congratulations, The Coca-Cola Company and Anadolu Group.

Joukowsky Family Foundation Multilateral Funding International (MFI) Nina and Murat Köprülü


Dr. and Mrs. Mehmet Oz

with our friends at


congratulate Muhtar Kent and Tuncay Özilhan and salute The American Turkish Society on its 60th Anniversary

Salutes tonight's honorees for their leadership and vision.

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader." ­John Quincy Adams

Congratulations to The Coca-Cola Company and Anadolu Group for their successful partnership and to The American Turkish Society for fostering US -Turkish collaboration.

Pfizer is proud to have a presence in Turkey since 1957. Employing over 1,400 individuals, Pfizer Turkey manufactures 83% of its products on the Turkish market locally and provides treatments for Turkish patients and the medical community for numerous diseases.


Endometriosis Foundation of America and Dr. Tamer and Elif Seçkin congratulate The Coca-Cola Company and Anadolu Group for their exciting partnership in Turkey

Congratulations to tonight's honorees

Where Midtown meets the Mediterranean


We would like to thank The Coca-Cola Company and Anadolu Group for

The American Turkish Society Wishes to Thank Our Honorees Muhtar Kent and Tuncay Özilhan Our Dinner Committee Co-Chairs Madeleine K. Albright and Rahmi M. Koç Our Honorary Chair Mica Ertegün and All Our Supporters Who Made This Evening Possible

This Evening's Gift A Contour Bottle with the "Evil Eye," a traditional talisman that protects against misfortune and bad faith when embarking on new adventure and Special Performance The Nicole Henry Band With power, grace, and an impressive list of international performances, Nicole Henry performs to inspire and touch hearts. She has three Top-10 selling CDs. Her latest CD, The Very Thought of You, reached #7 on the U.S. Billboard Jazz Charts. With uplifting "joie de vivre" Nicole brings new life and meaning to lyrics. ~ Gala Planning and Execution We would like to acknowledge the following individuals and their teams for their crucial assistance Benefit Committee Ms. Joan Krehnbrink Kaye, Chair Ms. Berrin Avcilar Ms. Asli Karahan-Ay Ms. Scarlett Pildes Ms. Selen Uçak, Executive Director Gala Coordinator Kristin Holcomb Special Events Staff and Volunteers Melis Okan, Administrative Assistant Aylin Akkaya Melek Akkaya Tanja Boehm Onur Çelik Aysu Damar Çada Gürpinar Hayal Koç Aude Temel Printed Materials CZ Design, Inc. ükrü Terzi Watkins Printing Service Inc. Décor Fleurisa Audio Visual King Cole Audio Visual Services, Inc. Photography Meredith Davenport

M E NU Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese Red & Golden Beet Carpaccio Candied Walnuts Micro Basil Raspberry Vinaigrette Aromatic Herb Crusted Filet Mignon with Cabernet Reduction Potato Leek Gratin Asparagus tied with a Leek Ribbon Orange Pekoe Tea Brulée Quenelle of Chocolate Marbled Cream Petits Fours Coffee & Tea Service Castello di Borghese, Sauvignon Blanc, New York Kavaklidere Yakut Red, Turkey

THE AMERICAN TURKISH SOCIETY The American Turkish Society's mission is to enhance business, economic, political and cultural ties between Turkey and the United States. The Society fosters understanding and cooperation between the two countries through education, cultural exchange, and networking; informs the American public about Turkey's current affairs, economy, history and society; supports programs highlighting Turkish arts and culture; and develops philanthropic initiatives, especially in the form of disaster relief in Turkey. Founded in 1949 by a group of visionaries, The American Turkish Society is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year as the oldest institution dedicated to building bridges between Turkey and the U.S. in order to achieve common goals of peace and prosperity. The American Turkish Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The American Turkish Society 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor New York, NY 10017 Tel: 212.583.7614 Fax: 212.583.7615

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