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STANDARD FORM TR-1

VOTING RIGHTS ATTACHED TO SHARES– ARTICLE 12(1) OF DIRECTIVE 2004/109/EC FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS – ARTICLE 11(3) OF THE COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2007/14/ECi

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached ii: SMURFIT KAPPA GROUP PLC

2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):

[x] An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

[ ] An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in the

acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached

[ ] An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligationiii:

HSBC Holdings plc

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)iv:

HSBC Bank plc

HSBC Global Asset Management (France)

HSBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited

HSBC Life (International) Limited

INKA Internationale Kapitalanlagegesellschft mbH, Dusseldorf

5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reachedv:

16th July 2014

6. Date on which issuer notified: 21st July 2014

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:

Below Disclosure Threshold

8. Notified details:

A) Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type of

 

shares (if possible using the ISIN CODE)

  Situation previous to

 

the Triggering transaction vi

  Resulting situation after the triggering transactionvii
Number

 

of

Sharesviii

  Number

 

of Voting rightsix

Number

of sharesx

  Number of voting

rightsxi

  % of voting rights
Direct Directxii   Indirect

xiii

Direct   Indirect
IE00B1RR8406 13,957,750 6.029 % Below Disclosure Threshold Below Disclosure Threshold Below Disclosure Threshold Below Disclosure Threshold Below Disclosure Threshold
               
SUBTOTAL A

(based on aggregate voting rights)

      Below Disclosure Threshold Below Disclosure Threshold
B) Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transactionxiv
Type of financial

 

instrument

  Expiration Datexv   Exercise/Conversion

Period/ Datexvi

  Number of voting

 

rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/converted

  % of voting rights
         
         
SUBTOTAL B (in

 

relation to all expiration dates)

   
Total (A+B)   number of voting

 

rights

  % of voting rights
  Below Disclosure Threshold Below Disclosure Threshold

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicablexvii:

10. In case of proxy voting: [name of the proxy holder] will cease to hold

[number] voting rights as of [date].

11. Additional information:

Done at London on 21st July 2014 .

Short Name: Smurfit Kappa GrpPLC
Category Code: HOL
Sequence Number: 425753
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20140722T111633+0100

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