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Smurfit-Stone Names Bob Lynch General Manager of Florence Containerboard Mill

CHICAGO, March 22, 1999 – Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (Nasdaq: SSCC) has named Bob Lynch general manager of the company’s Florence, SC, containerboard mill. He takes over for Cecil Hamilton, who retired after 48 years of service, 35 at the Florence mill.

Lynch joined the company in 1970 and has worked in a variety of technical and production positions at facilities in Port Wentworth, GA, and Coshocton, OH. Most recently, he was general manager of the company’s Coshocton, OH, containerboard mill, a position he held since February 1996

A native of Savannah, GA, Lynch earned his BS, chemical engineering, from Auburn University.

Smurfit-Stone is the industry’s leading manufacturer of paper-based packaging, including corrugated containers, folding cartons, industrial bags and other consumer and industrial packaging. It is the largest producer of containerboard, boxboard and kraft paper, and the largest collector, marketer, and exporter of recovered fiber. The company operates more than 300 facilities worldwide. Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation was formed November 18, 1998 as a result of the merger of Jefferson Smurfit Corporation and Stone Container Corporation.

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