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​DISCLAIMER - IMPORTANT NOTICE

The information contained on this section of the website is in respect of the unsolicited approach to acquire Smurfit Kappa Group plc ("SKG") by International Paper Company ("International Paper") (the "Proposal").

ACCESS TO THIS SECTION OF THE WEBSITE MAY BE RESTRICTED UNDER SECURITIES LAWS IN CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS TO INCLUDE ANY JURISDICTION WHERE THE DISTRIBUTION OF THESE MATERIALS WOULD BREACH ANY APPLICABLE LAW OR REGULATION OR WOULD REQUIRE ANY REGISTRATION OR LICENSING WITHIN SUCH JURISDICTION ("RESTRICTED JURISDICTION"). THIS NOTICE REQUIRES YOU TO CONFIRM CERTAIN MATTERS (INCLUDING THAT YOU ARE NOT RESIDENT IN A RESTRICTED JURISDICTION), BEFORE YOU MAY OBTAIN ACCESS TO THE INFORMATION. THE INFORMATION IS NOT DIRECTED AT, AND IS NOT INTENDED TO BE ACCESSIBLE BY, PERSONS RESIDENT IN A RESTRICTED JURISDICTION OR WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF THAT PERSON'S JURISDICTION. IF YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO VIEW THE INFORMATION, OR VIEWING THE INFORMATION WOULD RESULT IN A BREACH OF THE ABOVE, OR YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT AS TO WHETHER YOU ARE PERMITTED TO VIEW THE INFORMATION, PLEASE EXIT THIS WEBPAGE.

THIS SECTION OF THE WEBSITE CONTAINS ANNOUNCEMENTS, DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION (TOGETHER THE "INFORMATION") RELATING TO THE PROPOSAL IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2013 (THE "IRISH TAKEOVER RULES"). THE INFORMATION IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN GOOD FAITH AND FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY, AND ITS AVAILABILITY IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT BELOW.

BASIS OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION

Please read this notice carefully before clicking "I accept" or "I decline" below. This notice applies to all persons who view this section of the website and, depending on where you live, it may affect your rights. This notice may be amended or updated by SKG from time to time and it should be read carefully in full each time you wish to view the website. In addition, the content of the website, and its accessibility by certain persons, may be amended at any time in whole or in part at the sole discretion of SKG.

For regulatory reasons we have to ensure you are aware of the appropriate regulations for the country which you are in. To allow you to view details relating to the Proposal, you have to read the following and then press "I accept". If you are unable to agree you should press "I decline" and you will not be able to view any such details.

The Information is not intended to, and does not, constitute an offer to purchase, sell, subscribe for or exchange, or the solicitation of an offer to purchase, sell, subscribe for or exchange or an invitation to purchase, sell or subscribe for or exchange any securities, or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction pursuant to the Information or Proposal or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law or regulations. Any person seeking access to this part of SKG’s website represents and warrants to SKG that they are doing so for information purposes only.

The Information speaks only at the date of the relevant document or announcement and SKG has, and accepts, no responsibility or duty to update any Information (other than to the extent such duty arises as a matter of law or regulation).

OVERSEAS PERSONS

The Information is not for release, publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into any Restricted Jurisdiction. In other jurisdictions, only certain categories of person may be allowed to view the Information. Any persons outside Ireland or the United Kingdom who wish to view the Information must first satisfy themselves that they are not subject to any local requirements that prohibit or restrict them from doing so and should inform themselves about, and observe, any applicable legal or regulatory requirements applicable in their jurisdiction. Nothing on, or which can be downloaded from, the website constitutes an offer to purchase, sell, subscribe for or exchange, or the solicitation of an offer to purchase, sell, subscribe for or exchange or an invitation to purchase, sell, subscribe for or exchange any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction pursuant to the Information or Proposal or otherwise, not shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities  in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law or regulations. The Information may not be downloaded or accessed by any person from or in any jurisdiction where it would or may constitute a breach of any applicable laws or regulations.

If you are not permitted to view or download the Information on the website, or viewing or downloading the Information would result in a breach of the above, or you are in any doubt as to whether you are permitted to view or download the Information, please exit this webpage by clicking on the "I decline" box below.

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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This website and the Information may include certain "forward looking statements" with respect to the business, strategy and plans of SKG and its expectations relating to SKG's future financial condition and performance.  Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about SKG or SKG's belief and expectation, are forward looking statements.  Words such as "believes", "anticipates", "estimates", "expects", "intends", plans”, “predicts”, “envisages”, “estimates”, “forecast”, “outlook”, “guidance”, “possible”, “projects”, “potential”, “anticipates”, "aims", "potential", "will", "would", "could", "considered" and "likely", and variations of these words and similar future or conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements.  By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend upon future circumstances that may or may not occur.

RESPONSIBILITY

Subject to any continuing obligations under applicable law or any relevant regulatory requirements, SKG expressly disclaims any obligation to disseminate, after the date of the posting of any document or announcement on this webpage, any updates or revisions to any statements in such documents or announcements in relation to the Proposal to reflect any change in expectations or events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based.

CONFIRMATION OF UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTANCE OF THIS NOTICE

SKG shareholders should seek advice from an independent financial adviser as to the suitability of any action concerned. Any action required by a shareholder in connection with the Proposal will only be set out in documents sent to or made available to SKG shareholders and any decision made by such shareholders should be made solely and only on the basis of information provided in those documents.

By clicking on "I accept" below, you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the terms of the notice set out above and that you are not in, or a resident of, any jurisdiction where to download or view the Information would constitute a breach of securities law or regulation in that jurisdiction.

If you click "I decline" below, we will be unable to provide you with access to the Information and you will be redirected to SKG's homepage.

 

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