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Will Coca-Cola's Refranchising Plans Hurt Its Dividend?

By Asit Sharma – Apr 7, 2016 at 4:30PM

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As the soda titan begins to divest itself in earnest from its bottling operations, investors may have a looming concern: What happens to Coke's vaunted dividend?

In just a few years, Coca-Cola Co (KO 0.16%) will have almost completely removed itself from the bottling business, leaving this function to partners, as it focuses on marketing its global drink portfolio and purchasing new brands. As the company's income statement is set to change dramatically, shareholders may wonder what's in store for Coke's famously consistent dividend. We tackle this question in the accompanying slideshow. To see if, and how, the company's dividend might be affected, simply click through the presentation below.

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