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Smurfit Kappa and WestRock merge to create Smurfit Westrock

A packaging giant born from a merger

Smurfit Westrock plc, a big player in sustainable packaging operating in 40 countries and boasting over 500 production plants and over 100,000 employees, was born from the merger of Smurfit Kappa and WestRock. The new group has the unique ability of supplying its clients with the most diversified, innovative and sustainable range of renewable and recyclable solutions.

Smurfit WestRock plc also announced its quotation at the New York Stock Exchange under the 'SW' ticker, which occurred after the merger on July 5, 2024. The company also has a standard quotation at the London Stock Exchange under the 'SWR' ticker.

"The combination of Smurfit Kappa and WestRock created a global group that combines the experience and know-how of both companies," explained Tony Smurfit, Chief Executive Officer at Smurfit Westrock. "We believe that this operation has generated a leading global partner that can be a reference partner for all clients in the sustainable packaging sector. I am proud to have been chosen to guide this great team."

"Smurfit Kappa and WestRock shareholders supported the operation. Smurfit Westrock now boasts a unique presence and unprecedented capacity to supply value to its clients though innovative solutions," added Ken Bowles, Chief Financial Officer at Smurfit Westrock.

Information on Smurfit WestRock
Smurfit Westrock is a prominent company when it comes to paper packaging solutions with over 100,000 employees operating in over 60 paper mills and 500 processing facilities in more than 40 countries. Its estimated turnover exceeds $32 billion.

In Italy, Smurfit Westrock has maintained its headquarters in Novi Ligure (Alessandria) and operates with 26 facilities, 10 of which integrated, 4 box factories, two producers of corrugated paper sheets, two paper mills, a recycling plant and 7 special product facilities, employing 2,200 people.

For more information
Smurfit WestRock Italia
Strada Serravalle 65,
15067 Novi Ligure (AL) - Italy
Tel.: +39 0143 773 34

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