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Expert Corporate Governance Service (ECGS)
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Etude de l'AG du 05/05/2017

Item 2: The structure is weighted more towards rewarding long-term performance, the payout is aligned with performance, accelerated vesting in the event of a change of control is not possible, and the quantum is not excessive.

Item 3: The changes proposed to the Remuneration Policy include unjustified increases to directors' fees and an increased deferred bonus award, which would bring incentive remuneration above guidelines.

Item 6j: Re-elect the Chairman of the Audit Committee: She serves a non-independent Chairman of the Audit Committee, which does not meet UK best practice or ECGS guidelines.

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Smurfit Kappa Group

Smurfit Kappa Group is an integrated paper and paperboard manufacturer and converter whose operations are divided into Europe and the Americas. The Europe segment includes a system of mills and plants that primarily produces a full line of containerboard that is converted into corrugated containers. In addition to other types of paper, such as solidboard and sack kraft paper, and paper-based packaging, such as soldboard packaging and folding cartons, this segment includes Co.'s bag-in-box operations. The Americas segment comprises all Co.'s forestry, paper, corrugated, paper sack and folding carton activities and all the operations of Smurfit Kappa Orange County.

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