Directorate Change


Board Change

Retirement of Rosemary Thorne as an independent Director


Smurfit Kappa Group plc (“SKG” or the “Group”), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of paper-based packaging products, with operations in Europe and the Americas, announces the retirement of Rosemary Thorne as an independent, non-executive Director.

Ms Rosemary Thorne, non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee has informed the Board that she will not seek re-election at the Group’s AGM to be held on 4 May 2018 and will retire from the Board with effect from that date.

Liam O’ Mahony, Smurfit Kappa Group Chairman, commented:

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to extend our sincere appreciation for the substantial contribution of Rosemary who has been a valued member of the Board and the Chairman of the Audit Committee since 2008. We wish her well for the future.”


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About Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa, a FTSE 100 company, is one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world, with around 46,000 employees in approximately 370 production sites across 35 countries and with revenue of €8.6 billion in 2017. We are located in 22 countries in Europe, and 13 in the Americas. We are the only large-scale pan-regional player in Latin America.

With our proactive 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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Smurfit Kappa Group PLC


Smurfit Kappa Group PLC