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Ms. Christel Bories to join Smurfit Kappa Group Board

​6 November 2012 

​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 Latin America, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Christel Bories to the Board as an independent, non-executive Director with immediate effect.

About Ms. Bories

Christel Bories (48), a French national, is a very experienced international business person. She was President & Chief Executive Officer of Constellium (formerly Engineered products, Rio Tinto) from 2007 to the end of 2011 prior to which she was a senior executive in both Pechiney and Alcan for fourteen years. Christel spent seven years in strategic consulting prior to her industrial experience.

Ms. Bories is a non-executive director of Legrand SA and Natixis SA and is a graduate of The HEC International Business School.

Smurfit Kappa Group Chairman, Liam O’Mahony commented: “We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Christel as an independent,non-executive Director. Her broad based international industrial and consulting experience in industries of a similar nature to our own will enable her to make a very meaningful contribution to the Board and the continued ambitious development of the Group”.

​About Smurfit Kappa Group

Smurfit Kappa Group is a world leader in paper-based packaging with operations in Europe and Latin America. Smurfit Kappa Group operates in 21 countries in Europe and is the European leader in containerboard, solidboard, corrugated and solidboard packaging and has a key position in several other packaging and paper market segments, including graphicboard and sack paper.

Smurfit Kappa Group also has a good base in Eastern Europe, a bag-in- box facility and operates in 9 countries in Latin America where it is the only pan-regional operator.

Ms. Christel Bories to join Smurfit Kappa Group Board