Statement re Share Buy-Back Transaction

DUBLIN, December 07, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

7 December 2022

Share Buy-Back Transaction

Smurfit Kappa Group plc announces that, from today, it will commence a share buy-back transaction of up to approximately 1.2 million Smurfit Kappa Group plc ordinary shares (‘Shares’) to mitigate the dilution of Shares issued on the vesting of awards under its Performance Share Plan earlier this year. Any Shares repurchased will be cancelled.

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About Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa, a FTSE 100 company, is one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world, with approximately 48,000 employees in over 350 production sites across 36 countries and with revenue of €10.1 billion in 2021. We are located in 23 countries in Europe, and 13 in the Americas. We are the only large-scale pan-regional player in Latin America. Our products, which are 100% renewable and produced sustainably, improve the environmental footprint of our customers.

With our proactive team, we relentlessly use our extensive experience and expertise, supported by our scale, to open up opportunities for our customers. We collaborate with forward-thinking customers by sharing superior product knowledge, market understanding and insights in packaging trends to ensure business success in their markets. We have an unrivalled portfolio of paper-based packaging solutions, which is constantly updated with our market-leading innovations.

This is enhanced through the benefits of our integration, with optimal paper design, logistics, timeliness of service, and our packaging plants sourcing most of their raw materials from our own paper mills.

We have a proud tradition of supporting social, environmental and community initiatives in the countries where we operate. Through these projects we support the UN Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on where we believe we have the greatest impact.

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Contacts

Ciarán Potts

Smurfit Kappa

T: +353 1 202 71 27

E: ir@smurfitkappa.com

Melanie Farrell

FTI Consulting

T: +353 86 401 5250

E: smurfitkappa@fticonsulting.com

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