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Smurfit Kappa Group PLC (SKG.I)

SKG.I on Irish Stock Exchange

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24 Jun 2016
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Liam O'Mahony

68 2008 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Ken Bowles

2016 Group Finance Director - Designate

Anthony Smurfit

51 2002 Group Chief Operations Officer, Executive Director

Michael O'Riordan

Secretary

Godefridus Beurskens

68 2005 Non-Executive Director

Gary McGann

65 2015 Non-Executive Director

Christel Bories

51 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Thomas Brodin

50 2015 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Irial Finan

58 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

James Lawrence

62 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

John Moloney

61 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Roberto Newell Garcia

67 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Nicanor Restrepo

73 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Gonzalo Restrepo Lopez

64 2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Rosemary Thorne

64 2008 Non-Executive Independent Director

Seamus Murphy

Investor Relations Manager

Biographies

Name Description

Liam O'Mahony

Mr. Liam O'Mahony is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Smurfit Kappa Group Public Limited Company. He joined the Board upon the Company being admitted to trading on the Irish Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange in March 2007. He was appointed Chairman in December 2008. He is a Director of CRH plc and Project Management Limited. He was the Chief Executive Officer of CRH plc from January 2000 until his retirement in December 2008, prior to which he held a number of senior management positions within the CRH Group including Chief Operations Officer of its US operations and Managing Director, Republic of Ireland and UK companies. He retired from the board of CRH plc in 2011.

Ken Bowles

Anthony Smurfit

Mr. Anthony P. J. Smurfit is Group Chief Operations Officer, Executive Director of Smurfit Kappa Group Public Limited Company. He was appointed as Group Chief Operations Officer in November 2002. He has worked in various parts of the Smurfit Group both in Europe and the United States since he joined the Group over twenty years ago. He was Chief Executive of Smurfit Europe from October 1999 to 2002 prior to which he was Deputy Chief Executive of Smurfit Europe and previously Chief Executive Officer of Smurfit France.

Michael O'Riordan

Mr. Michael O'Riordan is Secretary of the Company. He combines this with a leadership position in key acquisitions and divestments. Prior to taking up his position as Group Company Secretary in 2000, he worked in Europe as Managing Director of Smurfit International B.V. from 1989 providing financial services for the Group. He joined the Group in 1982.

Godefridus Beurskens

Mr. Godefridus Peter Franciscus Beurskens is Non-Executive Director of the Company. He has been a Director of the Group since December 2005. He joined the Kappa Group in 1990 and held various Managing Director positions until his appointment as its President in 1996 which he held until the Merger with Smurfit. He is immediate past Chairman of the Confederation of European Paper Industries and a member of its executive board and he is a former Chairman of the International Corrugated Cases Association. In December 2007 he was appointed by the Dutch Queen as Officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau.

Gary McGann

Mr. Gary W. McGann has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is no longer a Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company effective August 31, 2015. He was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in November 2002. He was previously President and Chief Operations Officer of the Smurfit Group since January 2000. He joined the Smurfit Group in 1998 as Chief Financial Officer. He had held a number of senior positions in both the private and public sectors over the previous 20 years, including Chief Executive of Gilbeys of Ireland Group and Aer Lingus Group plc. He is a Director of Aon MacDonagh Boland Group Limited and United Drug plc.

Christel Bories

Ms. Christel Bories is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company, since November 06, 2012. She is a 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.

Thomas Brodin

Mr. Thomas L. Brodin is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He joined the Board on 2 April 2008. He is currently Head of Equity and a member of the executive management team at Erik Penser Bankaktiebolag, an independent and privately owned Swedish bank. He was previously a European paper & packaging research analyst and Managing Director at Citigroup between 1995 and 2007. Prior to that he was a paper & packaging research analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston from 1992 to 1995 and at Svenska Handelsbanken from 1990 to 1992. Between 1998 and 2007 Mr. Brodin was ranked as the European analyst covering the paper and packaging sector by Extel and Institutional Investor Surveys.

Irial Finan

Mr. Irial P. Finan is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company, since February 2, 2012. He is currently Executive Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company and President of the Bottling Investments Group. He joined the Coca-Cola System in 1981. Prior to his appointment to his current role in 2004, Irial served as Chief Executive Officer of Coca-Cola Hellenic, a public bottler with operations across Western, Central and Eastern Europe and West Africa. He is currently responsible for a multi-million dollar internal bottling business, Bottling Investments Group (BIG) which has operations across 4 continents. He is also responsible for the stewardship of The Coca-Cola Company's Equity Investments and leads the Commercial Product Supply organization (CPS). Mr. Finan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from National University of Ireland in Galway and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants.

James Lawrence

Mr. James Arthur Lawrence is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Lawrence is Chairman of Great North Star LLC, an investment and advisory firm. He served as Chairman of Rothschild North America from 2012 to 2015 and previously served as CEO of Rothschild North America from 2010 to 2012. Prior to this, Mr Lawrence served as CFO and an executive Director of Unilever plc. Mr Lawrence joined Unilever from General Mills where he was Vice-Chairman and CFO. He previously also held senior positions with Northwest Airlines and Pepsico Inc. Mr Lawrence earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Yale University and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. He is currently a non-executive director of Avnet, Inc. and International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A.

John Moloney

Mr. John J. Moloney is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is the former Group Managing Director of Glanbia plc, He is a global performance nutrition and ingredients company. John served as Group Managing Director of Glanbia plc from 2001 until he retired from this position in November 2013. He joined Glanbia plc in 1987 and held a number of senior management positions before he was appointed Deputy Group Managing Director in 2000 and, subsequently, as Group Managing Director in 2001. He was a member of the Glanbia plc Board for 16 years having been first appointed in September 1997. John is a non-executive Director of DCC plc and of Greencore Group plc. He is also a Council Member of the Irish Business and Employers Confederation. He graduated from University College Dublin (‘UCD’) with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science in 1978 and was awarded an MBA in 1988 from National University of Ireland Galway. In 2011, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from UCD.

Roberto Newell Garcia

Mr. Roberto Newell Garcia is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He joined the Board on 22 June 2010. He is Vice Chairman of the Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad, A.C. (“IMCO”), an independent think-tank in Mexico, established to develop policies to enhance Mexico's competitiveness. Prior to joining IMCO, Mr. Newell served Mexico’s Federal Government, most recently as Deputy Secretary for Agriculture. Between 1984 and 2001, Mr. Newell worked for McKinsey & Co., the international consulting firm, where he served clients in North America and Latin America. At McKinsey, Mr. Newell advised corporations and national governments with a focus on the financial and telecommunications sectors.

Nicanor Restrepo

Mr. Nicanor Restrepo is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He joined the Board upon the Company being admitted to trading on the Irish Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange in March 2007. He was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer of Suramericana de Inversiones S.A. He is a Director of Sofasa (Renault), Exito (Casino), Carvajal International and Conconcreto. He has business experience having occupied several positions in the private sector and has received many awards both in Colombia and internationally.

Gonzalo Restrepo Lopez

Mr. Gonzalo Restrepo Lopez is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is the former CEO of Almacenes Exito SA, a leading retail company in Latin America and a subsidiary of the French company, Casino Group. Almacenes Exito has stores in Colombia and Uruguay with over 36,000 employees. Gonzalo served as the CEO of Almacenes Exito from 1990 until he retired from this position in 2013. During his tenure as CEO, Almacenes Exito grew from a four store company in Colombia in 1990 to close to 500 stores today. Gonzalo is currently Chairman of Compania Colombiana de Petroleos SA and a non-executive Director of Cardif Colombia Seguros Generales SA. He graduated from Syracuse University, USA with a BS - Management in 1973 and was awarded an MBA in Marketing in 1976 from the University of Georgia, USA.

Rosemary Thorne

Ms. Rosemary P. Thorne is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She joined the Board on 20 March 2008. She was most recently Group Finance Director for Ladbrokes plc from 2006 to April 2007. Prior to that she was Group Finance Director at Bradford and Bingley plc from 1999 to 2005 and at J Sainsbury plc from 1992 to 1999. Ms. Thorne has experience as a non-executive Director and currently serves as a Non-Executive Director with Santander UK plc.

Seamus Murphy