Smurfit Kappa appoints Board member Irial Final as new Chairman of its Board of Directors

– IRELAND, Dublin – Smurfit Kappa Group Plc (LON:SKG), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of paper-based packaging products, with operations in Europe and the Americas, today announced that Liam O’Mahony retired from the Board following the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting held today, 3 May 2019. He is succeeded by Irial Final, who was appointed Chair designate in October 2018.

Tony Smurfit, Group CEO, commented: “At the conclusion of today’s AGM, Liam O’Mahony retired after 10 years as Chair of Smurfit Kappa. I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Board to thank Liam for his outstanding contribution to the Board and the Group through this period of significant transformation of the business.

“I also welcome our new Chair, Irial Finan, who joined the board as non-executive director in 2012 and brings a considerable breadth and depth of international business experience,” added Tony Smurfit, Group CEO.

About Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa, a FTSE 100 company, is one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world, with approximately 46,000 employees in over 350 production sites across 35 countries and with revenue of €8.9 billion in 2018. We are located in 23 countries in Europe, and 12 in the Americas. We are the only large-scale pan‑regional player in Latin America.

With our pro-active team, we relentlessly use our extensive experience and expertise, supported by our scale, to open up opportunities for our customers. We collaborate with forward-thinking customers by sharing superior product knowledge, market understanding and insights in packaging trends to ensure business success in their markets. We have an unrivalled portfolio of paper-packaging solutions, which is constantly updated with our market-leading innovations. This is enhanced through the benefits of our integration, with optimal paper design, logistics, timeliness of service, and our packaging plants sourcing most of their raw materials from our own paper mills.

Our products, which are 100% renewable and produced sustainably, improve the environmental footprint of our customers.

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