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06 Nov 2012

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”.