Smurfit Kappa announces pricing of €250M senior secured floating rate notes offering to be issued by wholly-owned subsidiary Smurfit Kappa Acquisitions

DUBLIN and LONDON , September 18, 2012 (press release) – Smurfit Kappa Group plc (the "Group") one of the world’s largest integrated manufacturers of paper-based packaging products, with operations in Europe and Latin America, today announced that it had successfully completed the pricing of an offering of €250 million of senior secured floating rate notes due 2020 to be issued by its wholly owned subsidiary Smurfit Kappa Acquisitions. The net proceeds of the offering will be used to prepay a portion of the Group’s outstanding term loans under its senior credit facility and to pay certain fees and expenses related to the offering. The notes are being offered in a private placement and there will be no public offering of the notes.

The notes priced at an issue price of 100 percent and at an interest rate of three-month EURIBOR, reset quarterly, plus 350 basis points. The closing of the sale of the notes is scheduled to be completed on 21 September 2012, and is subject to customary conditions.

About Smurfit Kappa Group

Smurfit Kappa Group is a world leader in paper-based packaging with operations in Europe and Latin America. Smurfit Kappa Group operates in 21 countries in Europe and is the European leader in containerboard, solidboard, corrugated and solidboard packaging and has a key position in several other packaging and paper market segments, including graphicboard and sack paper. Smurfit Kappa Group also has a growing base in Eastern Europe, a bag-in-box facility in Canada and operates in 9 countries in Latin America where it is the only pan regional operator.

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