Coca-Cola Canada to be the official thirst quencher of Honda Indy Toronto with new five-year partnership through 2021

TORONTO, ON, June 28, 2016 -- Honda Indy Toronto organizers announced today that Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada will be the official beverage supplier for the event weekend, which runs July 15-17 at Exhibition Place. As part of a new five-year agreement, race fans will have the opportunity to "Taste The Feeling" and enjoy Coca-Cola products throughout the event site at concession stands, hospitality suites and exhibiting areas through 2021.

"Coca-Cola is an iconic brand and having its long term presence onsite will help enhance the overall hospitality experience for everyone attending the event, from the general admission ticket holder to our VIP hospitality clients," said Jeff Atkinson, President, Honda Indy Toronto. "Many Canadians have a special connection to the Coca-Cola brands, making them a perfect addition to the Honda Indy Toronto team. We are very pleased to welcome them to our growing list of official sponsors."

Starting this year, Honda Indy Toronto fans will be refreshed with a variety of Coca-Cola products including Minute Maid juices and beverages, NESTEA iced tea, POWERADE sports drinks, Dasani water and, of course, Coca-Cola. As part of the partnership, Coca-Cola will support the Honda Indy Toronto volunteer program by providing apparel and Dasani water to keep all volunteers hydrated during what will be a hot July weekend in Toronto. More than 500 volunteers are integral to the event's success assisting in many different capacities around the track.

"Each year tens of thousands of fans come together to share the thrills and energy of the Honda Indy Toronto and Coca-Cola is revved up to be part of this exciting event," said Scott Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Sales and Customer Marketing, Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada. "With events and activities for the whole family, we're looking forward to keeping fans cool and refreshed while they catch the hot action on the race track."

To learn more about sponsorship and corporate opportunities at the Honda Indy Toronto, visit www.hondaindy.com/corporate.

About Coca-Cola in Canada
Coca-Cola in Canada operates in all ten provinces, and employs 6,300 people in more than 50 facilities, including six production facilities across Canada. We offer a wide variety of beverage brands, many of which come in no-calorie and low-calorie options. These beverages include sparkling soft drinks, still waters, juices and fruit beverages, sports drinks, energy drinks and ready-to-drink teas. We're proud to offer some of the most popular brands in Canada including Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coca-Cola Zero®, Sprite®, Fanta®, Nestea®, PowerAde®, Minute Maid®, Dasani® and vitaminwater®. Coca-Cola in Canada is represented by Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada and Coca-Cola Ltd. For more information about our Company, please visit www.coca-cola.ca or www.thecoca-colacompany.com.

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About Honda Indy Toronto
The 2016 Honda Indy Toronto takes place July 15-17 on the historic grounds of Exhibition Place in a unique lakefront and downtown setting. As Ontario's largest annual sporting event, the event has become a prestigious meeting place for some of the world's fastest racecar drivers. Since 1986, the three-day event has entertained millions of fans thanks to world-class entertainment and exhilarating performances from drivers including Juan Pablo Montoya, Marco Andretti and Helio Castroneves, Canadian legends Paul Tracy, Greg Moore and James Hinchcliffe. The Verizon IndyCar Series and NASCAR Pinty's Series headline the 2016 event weekend, with the Mazda Road to Indy, Robby Gordon's Stadium Super Trucks and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada rounding out the on-track action. The event is owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions.

For more information visit hondaindy.com, facebook.com/HondaIndyToronto or follow the event on Twitter @HondaIndy.

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