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Bottling company appeals GVH fine

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Hungary’s bottling company Fővárosi Ásványvíz és Üditőipari said today that it is appealing a decision by Hungary’s Competition Office (GVH) to fine the company HUF 40 million on charges of failing to ensure winners prizes in a promotion entitled “Pepsi Funball” in 2014, Hungarian news agency MTI reported.

The company said its promotional activities have always been in line with regulations and it has always observed professional standards when working out details for such programs, MTI reported.

The competition office said yesterday that the company had run out of balls to offer weeks before the promotion campaign ended, however, GVH counted the company’s efforts to provide substitute gifts to winners as a mitigating factor.

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