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21 Jun 2018

Smurfit Kappa Tops Sector in Extel Survey for Second Consecutive Year

Smurfit Kappa Tops Sector in Extel Survey for Second Consecutive Year

Smurfit Kappa, one of the world’s largest integrated manufacturers of paper-based packaging products, with operations in Europe and the Americas, has been ranked number one in the forestry, paper & packaging sector for ‘Best CEO’, ‘Best CFO’ and ‘Best Investor Relations’ for the second year running. The Group also received first place for ‘Best IR Professional’.

This follows Institutional Investor’s rankings in April, where Smurfit Kappa was named ‘Most Honoured Company’ in the European paper & packaging sector for a third consecutive year.

Extel, the foremost independent evaluation of quality across the European equities investment industry, issues annual rankings of Europe’s leading Executive Teams based on the views of investment professionals. The 2018 rankings consisted of contributions from over 11,333 investment professionals at 2,682 buy-side firms, 241 sell-side and 1,099 corporates.

Ken Bowles, Smurfit Kappa Group CFO commented: “We are delighted to top the Extel sector rankings for the second consecutive year. These rankings reflect the dedication and commitment of our wider team and our prospects as a business. I would like to take the opportunity to thank those who have continued to support us as we look forward to delivering on our medium term plan.”

About Extel

The Extel Survey began in 1974 with 53 asset management firms giving their views on the advice they were getting from their research analysts at stockbroking houses.Today Extel is the foremost independent evaluation of quality across the European equities investment industry. Widely valued expertise in Developed & Emerging Europe, Middle East, North Africa, and Frontier Markets, Extel provides valued insights on hot topics such as social responsibility, the impact of MiFID II and unbundling.

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