5 April 2016
Smurfit Kappa has been named as the leading Honoured company in the European Paper & Packaging Sector by Institutional Investor (“II”) Magazine, one of the world’s foremost financial publications for over five decades.
The Group was also an ‘Honoured Company’ in all four individual award categories in II Magazine’s 2016 awards.
II Magazine issues an annual ranking of Europe’s leading Executive Teams based on the views of investment professionals. There are four individual categories including: ‘Best CEO’, ‘Best CFO’, ‘Best IR Professional’ and ‘Best IR Company’. A business that earns a top-three position in one of the four categories is deemed an ‘Honoured Company’. Smurfit Kappa was honoured in all four categories and was the top ranked company in two of those four. As a consequence of its high ranking in all categories, Smurfit Kappa was ranked as the number 1 company in the European Paper & Packaging Sector and one of the top 20 companies in Europe.
Tony Smurfit, Group CEO Smurfit Kappa, and ranked as the best CEO in the European Paper & Packaging Sector, commented:
“I am delighted that the Group has again been recognised by Institutional Investor Magazine. Our position as the leading company in the sector and an honoured company in all four award categories reflects consistent delivery on our stated strategy by our team. It also reflects our commitment to be a globally recognised and respected business delivering market leading innovation for our customers and value for our shareholders.”
About II Magazine’s Annual Survey
II Magazine asks portfolio managers and sell-side analysts to name the best CEO’s, CFO’s and investor relations professionals at the European companies they cover; and, to evaluate each business on their performance under eight IR attributes. The 2016 rankings are based on the votes of 1,655 individuals from 570 financial services firms.
All Europe Executive Team | 2016
The Smurfit Kappa executive team ranked highly in each of the four individual award categories. Tony Smurfit was ranked as number 1 in the ‘Best CEO’ category; Ian Curley was ranked as number 3 in the ‘Best CFO’ category; and, Seamus Murphy was ranked as number 1 in the ‘Best IR Professional’ category. Smurfit Kappa also ranked number 2 in the ‘Best IR Company’ category. The Group was ranked as number 1 in the sector.
Honoured Company, Paper & Packaging – Smurfit Kappa Group ranked #1
Best CEO, Paper & Packaging – Tony Smurfit ranked #1
Best CFO, Paper & Packaging – Ian Curley ranked #3
Best IR Professional, Paper & Packaging – Seamus Murphy ranked #1
Best IR Company, Paper & Packaging – Smurfit Kappa ranked #2