SMURFIT-STONE ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT CHANGE
CHICAGO, March 17, 2006 — Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (Nasdaq: SSCC) has announced that Timothy McKenna, senior vice president of investor relations and communications, has resigned to accept a position with another company, effective March 31.
On an interim basis, John Haudrich, director of investor relations, will assume responsibility for the investor relations and communications function and will handle investor contact for the company. Tom Lange, director of public relations, will handle media contact.
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Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (Nasdaq: SSCC) is the industry’s leading integrated manufacturer of paperboard and paper-based packaging. Smurfit-Stone is a leading producer of containerboard, including white top linerboard and recycled medium; corrugated containers; point-of-purchase displays; multiwall and specialty bags; and clay-coated recycled boxboard; and is one of the world’s largest collectors and marketers of recovered fiber. In addition, Smurfit-Stone is a leading producer of solid bleached sulfate, folding cartons, flexible packaging, and labels. The company operates approximately 240 facilities, located primarily in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and employs approximately 33,500 people.
Tom Lange (media), 314-746-1236
John Haudrich (investors), 314-746-1266