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1998 Annual Report


Introduction to Smurfit-Stone
Smurfit-Stone at a Glance
Production Statistics
Letter to Shareholders
Financial Highlights
Re-energizing the Business
Board of Directors and Corporate Officers
Annual Report on Form 10-K


Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (Nasdaq: SSCC) is the industry's premier paper-based packaging company. Headquartered in Chicago, with additional corporate functions in St. Louis, Missouri, and Alton, Illinois, the company was formed November 18, 1998, as a result of the merger between Jefferson Smurfit Corporation and Stone Container Corporation. Core products include corrugated containers, folding cartons, specialty packaging, and bag packaging, which are supported by an integrated mill system and significant fiber resources. The company operates more than 300 facilities worldwide.