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Smurfit-Stone Announces Management Presentation on March 14, 2001

CHICAGO, March 13, 2001 — Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (Nasdaq: SSCC) announced today that Ray M. Curran, president and chief executive officer, will present information on the company at the Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Paper, Forest Products & Packaging Conference. The presentation will take place in New York City on Wednesday March 14, at 2:30pm ET, and will be simultaneously available for viewing on our website at This presentation will also be archived on our website and available for replay.

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation is the premier manufacturer of paper- and paperboard-based packaging. Smurfit-Stone holds industry-leading positions in the production of containerboard (including white-top linerboard and recycled medium), corrugated containers, industrial bags, and clay-coated recycled boxboard; and is the world’s largest paper recycler. In addition, Smurfit-Stone is a leading producer of folding cartons, solid bleached sulfate, paper tubes and cores, and labels. The company operates more than 300 facilities worldwide and employs approximately 40,000 people.