Dublin, 25 April 2016
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Transfer(s) from a Standard Listing to a Premium Listing in the UK and from a Primary Listing to a Secondary Listing in Ireland
Smurfit Kappa Group plc (“SKG” or the “Group”), one of the world’s largest integrated manufacturers of paper-based packaging products, with operations in Europe and the Americas, announces the approval by the UK Listing Authority (“UKLA”) of the transfer of the listing category of its ordinary shares (“Ordinary Shares”) from the standard listing segment to the premium listing segment of the Official List of the UKLA, in accordance with Listing Rule 5.4A of the Listing Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority (the "UK Transfer").
SKG also announces the approval by the Irish Stock Exchange (“ISE”) of the transfer of the listing category of its Ordinary Shares from the primary listing segment to the secondary listing segment of the Official List of the ISE, in accordance with ISE Listing Rule 11.4 (the "Irish Transfer"). The Group expects to remain a constituent of the MSCI Euro indices, the EuroStoxx indices and the ISEQ indices, among others.
Both the UK Transfer and the Irish Transfer became effective at 8.00 a.m. today, 25 April, 2016.
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About Smurfit Kappa
Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world, with around 45,000 employees in approximately 370 production sites across 34 countries and with revenue of €8.1 billion in 2015. We are located in 21 countries in Europe, and 13 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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