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The Federal Trade Commission has appointed Theodore L. Banks, Esq., to monitor Coca-Cola Company's compliance with the FTC order settling charges that the company’s acquisition of Coca-Cola Enterprises, its largest North American bottler, would be anticompetitive. The order, which requires Coca-Cola to restrict its access to confidential competitive business information of rival Dr Pepper Snapple Group, allows the FTC to appoint a monitor.

The Commission vote approving Banks as the monitor and the related monitor agreement was 4-0-1, with Commissioner Edith Ramirez recused. (FTC File No. 101-0107; the staff contact is Jill M. Frumin, Bureau of Competition, 202-326-2758; see press release dated September 27, 2010, at

Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC’s website at, and from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.

(FYI 42.2010.wpd)

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