Appointment of Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh as an independent Director

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Smurfit Kappa Group plc ("SKG" or the "Group"), one of the world's largest manufacturers of paper-based packaging products, with operations in Europe and the Americas, announces the appointment of Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh to the Board of Directors (the "Board") as an independent, non-executive director, effective 5 January 2023.

Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh 

Mary Lynn, an American citizen, brings a breadth of strategic, operational and commercial experience to the Board.

Mary Lynn retired from Procter & Gamble in 2021 having spent over 35 years with the company. In her time with Procter & Gamble, Mary Lynn held a number of senior leadership positions, including most recently her roles as Chief Executive Officer of Family Care (Paper Products) and P&G Ventures, positions she held since 2019 having served as Group President of Family Care (Paper Products) since 2014 and P&G Ventures since 2015. Prior to that, from 2011, she was based in Switzerland where she held the position of Group President - Western Europe and then Group President - Europe. 

Mary Lynn has been an independent, non-executive director of Molson Coors Beverage Company, an NYSE listed company, since 2015.

Irial Finan, Smurfit Kappa Group Chair, commented on Mary Lynn's appointment:
"We are delighted to welcome Mary Lynn to the Board of Smurfit Kappa. Mary Lynn brings significant global operational experience and fast-moving consumer goods knowledge to SKG. Her insight and expertise will add greatly to the Board.”

SKG confirms that there are no further disclosures required under paragraph 9.6.13R of the FCA Listing Rules in relation to this appointment.

Source: Smurfit Kappa