Board Appointment

Board Appointment

Appointment of Carol Fairweather 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 appointment of Carol Fairweather to the Board as an independent, non-executive Director with effect from 1 January 2018.

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

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Carol to the Smurfit Kappa Group Board. We look forward to drawing on her expertise in the global retail sector and her experience as Chief Financial Officer of a FTSE 100 company.”

Carol Fairweather

Carol Fairweather was Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Director of Burberry Group plc from July 2013 to January 2017. She joined Burberry in June 2006 and prior to her appointment as CFO, she held the position of Senior Vice President, Group Finance. Prior to joining Burberry, Carol was Director of Finance at News International Limited from 1997 to 2005 and UK Regional Controller at Shandwick plc from 1991 to 1997.