Severance Agreement - Coca-Cola Co. and Charles S. Frenette


                     [LETTERHEAD OF THE COCA-COLA COMPANY]

                                August 22, 2001



Mr. Charles S. Frenette
Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Charlie:

This letter outlines the terms under which you will separate from 
The Coca-Cola Company (the Company).  You have resigned as 
Executive Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company and as President 
and Chief Operating Officer, Europe, Eurasia and Africa Group of 
The Coca-Cola Export Corporation, effective immediately.  You have 
agreed to remain an employee of The Coca-Cola Company at your total 
current rate of annual base salary as set by the Compensation Committee 
("Base Salary") until October 31, 2001, (the "Separation Date").

The Board of Directors has accepted your resignation and the terms and 
conditions described in this letter have been approved by the 
Compensation Committee (or the appropriate Subcommittee) of the 
Board.

Your repatriation to Atlanta, Georgia will be effective October 1, 2001.  
Effective with your Separation Date, you will receive a lump sum payment 
of two years Base Salary.  Payments will be offset by all salary 
continuation, severance payments and any other applicable payments due 
to you as a result of your separation under the laws of any country.  

You are eligible for a prorated Annual Incentive for 2001, payable in 2002, 
based upon your performance and after results are certified under the 
terms of the Executive Performance Incentive Program and the Executive 
Incentive Plan.

You will also be paid prorated payments for performance periods in 
progress under the Long Term Incentive Plan after results are certified, 
according to plan terms. 

Both annual incentive and LTI payments will be subject to applicable taxes 
and may be subject to hypothetical tax withholdings.  These payments will 
be certified at the same time as awards for other officers (in February 
2002) and paid to you within sixty (60) days after the awards are certified 
under the terms of the plan, but in no event later than March 31, 2002.




Mr. Charles S. Frenette
Atlanta, Georgia
August 22, 2001
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As soon as reasonably practical after your Separation Date, you will also 
receive a payment of $1,500,000.  

Related to your stock option grants, the following actions will be taken, 
effective with your separation:

     - The retention grant made in February 2000 will be forfeited.

     - Options granted before 1997 are vested and will remain exercisable
       according to their terms (i.e., six months to exercise after your
       Separation Date).

     - Options granted after 1996 will fully vest on your Separation Date and
       will remain exercisable for the seven-year period beginning on the
       Separation Date, unless the original term of option expires earlier.

In exchange for the treatment of your options as noted above, your option 
agreements for the grant made in May 2001 is hereby amended as 
follows:

     "1 (a) (v) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, in
     the event that you should disparage the Company, its officers or employees
     this option will be forfeited. Disparagement means negative oral statements
     to the media which can be accurately demonstrated in fact to be
     attributable to you or negative statements in publications which can be
     accurately demonstrated in fact to be attributable to you."
 
Restrictions on your 72,500 shares of restricted stock will be released as of
your Separation Date, and shares will be delivered as soon as reasonably
practicable thereafter. The performance award, which could have resulted in a
future award of 125,000 restricted shares, will be forfeited.



Mr. Charles S. Frenette
Atlanta, Georgia
August 22, 2001
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Your retirement benefits will consist only of those benefits already vested. As
soon as reasonably practicable after the Separation Date you will receive a lump
sum distribution of your Thrift Benefit under the Supplemental Plan according to
the terms of that plan. Also, your account in the Compensation Deferral and
Investment Program will be deferred in accordance with your irrevocable election
until you reach age 55, less elected early payments. At that time, you will
begin to receive monthly income from that program until age 80. Subject to your
elections and the terms and conditions of such plans, you will receive your
other vested benefits in the Thrift and Investment Plan, the Employee Retirement
Plan and the Supplemental Benefit Plan. You have been provided with a separate
letter detailing your vested pension and CDIP payments.

While you remain on payroll, your current benefits coverage will continue. The
Company will reimburse you for the cost of COBRA continuation of benefit
coverage for you, your spouse and your eligible dependents until the earlier of
the eighteen-month anniversary of your Separation Date or your obtaining
employment that provides medical coverage.
 
TAXES
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You are entitled to a consultation with Ernst & Young, at no cost to you, to
discuss the implications of your repatriation and the Company's tax equalization
program. The Company will provide tax preparation through the services of Ernst
& Young for the current year's tax returns. You will remain in the tax
equalization program for the year of repatriation, and for 2002, if the annual
incentive or LTI payments described above are taxable in the UK or to collect
foreign tax credits. The Company will determine whether you remain in the tax
equalization program for subsequent years, in order to collect foreign tax
credits. As long as you are retained in the tax equalization program, the
Company will have Ernst & Young prepare your tax returns at Company expense.
However, you may be required to pay estimated U.S. federal and state taxes on
your income.



Mr. Charles S. Frenette
Atlanta, Georgia
August 22, 2001
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TAXES (Continued)
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Payments made under this agreement after your repatriation date will be subject
to applicable federal, state and local tax withholding and any estimated tax
due. Any UK tax on payments (excluding annual incentive and LTI as noted above)
under this agreement that arises due to i) your decision to remain in or return
to the UK following your repatriation date and/or ii) your bringing funds into
the UK is solely your responsibility, except that the Company will pay any
incremental UK tax on a reasonable amount (not to exceed 6,000 British pounds
per month) that is brought into the UK to cover living expenses through July
2002.

Should you exercise any stock options prior to your repatriation date, such
exercises will be subject to hypothetical tax withholding. When you exercise
stock options following your repatriation date, appropriate federal, state and
local tax will be withheld, and you will be personally liable for paying any
estimated federal, state or local taxes.

The manner in which hypothetical tax withholding and tax equalization works is
described in the International Service Program Guide.


INTERNATIONAL SERVICE PROGRAM
-----------------------------

You have received a letter outlining the allowances and payments under the
International Service Program. In addition to those normal plan allowances, the
following exceptions to policy have been approved for you:


1)   Your family will continue to be provided schooling and housing and other
     appropriate expatriate provisions, including host country, utility and
     automobile allowances, through the end of the 2001 - 2002 school year in
     London. You will be grossed up for any incremental tax (after reduction for
     applicable credits and exclusions) related to these allowances. This is
     contingent upon your family meeting applicable legal requirements to remain
     in the UK.



Mr. Charles S. Frenette
Atlanta, Georgia
August 22, 2001
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INTERNATIONAL SERVICE PROGRAM (Continued)
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2)   Upon your return to the United States, Home Purchase Assistance will be
     provided and Home Sale Assistance (both described in the International
     Service Program Guide) of your Atlanta condominium, if it is sold.


RELEASE AND AGREEMENT ON CONFIDENTIALITY AND COMPETITION
--------------------------------------------------------

The terms and conditions in this letter are contingent upon your signing
this letter and executing the attached Full and Complete Release and Agreement
on Confidentiality and Competition.


We appreciate your long and loyal service on behalf of 
The Coca-Cola Company.


On behalf of the Board,


/s/ Cathleen P. Black                           /s/ James E. Chestnut
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Cathleen P. Black                                  James E. Chestnut
Chairman, Compensation Committee                Executive Vice President
The Board of Directors of                         The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company                                    



Agreed and accepted this 29th day of August, 2001



/s/ Charles S. Frenette
--------------------------------                                
Charles S. Frenette





                         FULL AND COMPLETE RELEASE AND
                  AGREEMENT ON CONFIDENTIALITY AND COMPETITION


     In consideration of the benefits provided by The Coca-Cola Company as set
forth in the letter agreement dated August 22,2001, the sufficiency of which is
hereby acknowledged, Charles S. Frenette ("Employee") and The Coca-Cola Company
agree as follows:

Section 1. Full and Complete Release.
-------------------------------------

     1.1. Employee, for himself, his heirs, executors, administrators and
     assigns remises, releases and forever discharges The Coca-Cola Company and
     its subsidiaries (collectively, the "Company"), and their respective
     directors, officers and employees of and from all debts, claims, actions,
     causes of actions (including, but not limited to, the Employee Retirement
     Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, 29 U.S.C., Section 1001, et. seq.,
     and those federal, state and foreign laws prohibiting employment
     discrimination based on age, sex, race, color, national origin, religion,
     handicap or veteran status such as the Age Discrimination in Employment
     Act, 29 U.S.C. Section 621 et seq., as amended by the Older Workers Benefit
     Protection Act, P.L. 101-433; Equal Pay Act of 1963, 9 U.S.C. Section 206
     et seq.; Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C.
     2000e et seq.; the Civil Rights Act of 1866, 42 U.S.C. 1981; Americans with
     Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. 12101, et seq., Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29
     U.S.C. Section 791 et seq.; the Family and Medical Leave Act, 28 U.S.C.
     2601 and 2611 et seq., the Georgia Age



     Discrimination Act, Ga. Code Ann. 34-1-2; the Georgia Fair Employment
     Practices Act of 1978, Ga. Code Ann. 45-19-20 et seq.; and the Georgia
     Equal Employment for the Handicapped Code, Ga. Code Ann. 34-6A-1 et seq.),
     suits, dues, sums of money, accounts, reckonings, covenants, contracts,
     claims for attorneys' fees, controversies, agreements, promises and all
     liabilities of any kind or nature whatsoever, at law, in equity, or
     otherwise which he ever had, now has, or which he, his heirs, executors,
     administrators and assigns hereafter can, shall or may have, from the
     beginning of his employment through the date he executes this Agreement,
     including those associated with his employment and separation from
     employment with the Company.

     1.2. The Company represents and warrants that it is not aware of any
     claims, other than receivables for taxes in the ordinary course of an
     International Services Associate relationship, that it has against Employee
     as of the date hereof.

     1.3. Wherein Employee's spouse, child or other immediate family member 
     makes any claim for loss of consortium, or any other similar claim, 
     arising out of the employment relationship between the parties and its 
     termination thereof, Employee will indemnify and hold the Company harmless 
     from any liability, including costs and expenses (as well as reasonable 
     attorneys' ees) incurred by the Company as a result of any such claim.

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     1.4. Employee understands and agrees:
 
          (a)  No rights or claims are waived that may arise after the date
               Employee executes this Agreement;
     
          (b)  Employee is advised to consult with an attorney prior to
               executing this Agreement;

          (c)  Employee has 21 days from the receipt of this Agreement within
               which to consider the Agreement;

          (d)  Employee has 7 days following the execution of this Agreement to
               revoke the Agreement; and

          (e)  The Agreement shall not become effective or enforceable until the
               revocation period of 7 days has expired.

     1.5. It is additionally understood and agreed that this Agreement is not
     and shall not be construed to be an admission of liability of any kind on
     the part of the party or parties hereby released.

Section 2. Trade Secrets and Confidential Information.
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     2.1. Employee will hold in confidence all trade secrets and confidential
     information of the Company that came into his knowledge during his
     employment with the Company and shall not disclose, publish or make use of
     at any time after the date Employee executes this Agreement such trade
     secrets or confidential information without the prior written consent of
     the Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola Company.

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     2.2. The terms and conditions of this Agreement and the accompanying Letter
     Agreement dated August 22, 2001 (the "Letter Agreement") are deemed to be
     confidential in nature and neither Employee nor his agents, employees,
     representatives, or attorneys will divulge any of the terms and conditions
     of these documents to anyone, other than legal, tax and financial advisors.

Section 3. Nondisparagement.         
---------------------------------

     Employee will not disparage the Company, its subsidiaries, or its officers
or employees. The Company will not disparage Employee. "Disparagement" means a
negative oral statement to the media that can be accurately demonstrated in fact
to be attributable to Employee or the Company (as applicable) or negative
statements in publications that can be accurately demonstrated in fact to be
attributable to Employee or the Company (as applicable). 

Section 4. Non Compete and Non Solicitation. 
--------------------------------------------

     4.1. NON COMPETE. Employee hereby covenants with the Company that he will
     not, without the prior written consent of the Chairman of the Board of
     Directors of The Coca-Cola Company, either directly or indirectly, for
     himself or on behalf of or in conjunction with any other person, company,
     partnership, corporation, business, group or other entity, engage, as an
     officer, director, owner, partner, member, joint venture, or in any other
     capacity, whether as an employee, independent contractor, consultant,
     advisor or sales representative:

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          (a)  until October 31, 2003, in any business engaged in the
               manufacture, sale or distribution of Non-alcoholic Beverages; or

          (a)  [sic] until October 31, 2004, in performing services for PepsiCo
               or its subsidiaries (including but not limited to Pepsi Bottling
               Group).

               Notwithstanding the foregoing, Employee may:
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               (i)  perform services for any company (other than PepsiCo or its
                    subsidiaries, including but not limited to Pepsi Bottling
                    Group), which has a Competing Business Segment, provided
                    that Employee does not perform services directly for such
                    Competing Business Segment, and provided Employee notifies
                    the Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola
                    Company of the nature of such services (to the extent
                    consistent with any confidentiality or non-disclosure
                    obligations Employee may have) in writing prior to beginning
                    such services;
                                       
               (ii) perform services for any entity which has an affiliation or
                    commercial relationship with the Company, provided Employee
                    notifies the Chairman of the Board of Directors of The
                    Coca-Cola Company of the nature of such services (to the
                    extent consistent with any confidentiality or non-
                    disclosure obligations Employee may have) in writing prior
                    to beginning such services; or

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               (iii) have an ownership interest in any company engaged in the
                     manufacture, sale, or distribution of Non-alcoholic
                     Beverages, provided he is not performing services therefor.

               For  purposes hereof:
               --------------------

               "Competing Business Segment" means any segment of the business of
               a company which manufactures, sells or distributes Non-alcoholic
               Beverages; and "Non-Alcoholic Beverages" means ready to drink,
               shelf-stable carbonated soft drinks, coffee, tea, water or
               fruit-based beverages

     4.2. NON SOLICITATION. Employee hereby covenants with the Company that he
     will not, until October 31, 2004, without the prior written consent of the
     Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola Company, solicit or
     attempt to solicit for employment for or on behalf of any corporation,
     partnership, venture or other business entity any person who, on the last
     day of Employee's employment with the Company or within 12 months prior to
     that date, was employed by the Company or its direct or indirect
     subsidiaries as a manager or executive and with whom Employee had material
     contact during the course of his employment with the Company (whether or
     not such person would commit a breach of contract).
 
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Section 5. Reasonable and Necessary Restrictions.
-------------------------------------------------

     5.1 Employee acknowledges that during the course of his employment with the
     Company he has received or will receive and has had or will have access to
     confidential information and trade secrets of the Company, including but
     not limited to confidential and secret business and marketing plans,
     strategies, and studies, detailed client/customer lists and information
     relating to the operations and business requirements of those
     clients/customers and, accordingly, he is willing to enter into the
     covenants contained in this Agreement in order to provide the Company with
     what he considers to be reasonable protection for its interests.

     5.2 Employee acknowledges that the restrictions, prohibitions and other
     provisions hereof, are reasonable, fair and equitable in scope, terms and
     duration, are necessary to protect the legitimate business interests of the
     Company. Employee covenants that he will not challenge the enforceability
     of this Agreement nor will he raise any equitable defense to its
     enforcement.

Section 6.  Severability.  
-------------------------

     If fulfillment of any provision of this Agreement, at the time such
fulfillment shall be due, shall transcend the limit of validity prescribed by
law, then the obligation to be fulfilled shall be reduced to the limit of such
validity; and if any clause or provision contained in this Agreement operates or
would operate to invalidate this Agreement, in whole or in part, then such
clause or provision only shall be held ineffective, as though not herein
contained, and the remainder of this Agreement shall remain operative and in
full force and effect.
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Section 7.  Indemnification. 
----------------------------

     To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Company shall indemnify
Employee (including the advancement of expenses) for any judgments, fines,
amounts paid in settlement and reasonable expenses, including attorneys fees,
incurred by Employee in connection with the defense of any lawsuit or other
claim for which the Employee is made a party by reason of his being an officer,
director or employee of the Company or any of its subsidiaries or as a result of
Employee being a director, at the Company's request, of any company in which the
Company has an equity interest, including without limitation, any such matters
which arise after Employee's separation. Through December 31, 2001 and for at
least three years thereafter, the Company shall use its reasonable best efforts
to maintain customary director and officer liability insurance covering Employee
for acts and omissions during the period he was employed by the Company. 

Section 8. Dispute Resolution.
------------------------------

     All controversies, claims or disputes arising out of or related to this
Agreement or the Letter Agreement shall be settled in Atlanta, Georgia, under
the rules of the American Arbitration Association then in effect, and judgment
upon such award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court of
competent jurisdiction. The arbitrators fees shall be split equally among the
parties. In the event that the Company and Employee enter into arbitration,
based upon the Company's assertion that Employee has violated his
non-disparagement obligations in the Letter Agreement, the Company will
reimburse Employee for all reasonable attorneys fees expended during the course
of the arbitration.

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Section 9. Governing Law.
--------------------------

     This Agreement and the accompanying Letter Agreement are the complete
understanding between Employee and The Coca-Cola Company in respect of the
subject matter of this Agreement and supersede all prior agreements relating to
the same subject matter. Employee acknowledges that he has not relied upon any
representations, promises or agreements of any kind except those set forth
herein and in the accompanying Letter Agreement in signing this Agreement.

     Employee has read and reviewed this Agreement, fully understands it and
voluntarily signs same.

Date:  27/08/01
         
                                        /s/ Charles S. Frenette
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                                        Charles S. Frenette                   


                                        The Coca-Cola Company

                                        /s/ James E. Chestnut
                                        --------------------------------------
                                        James E. Chestnut
                                        Executive Vice President




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