April 2008

Smurfit-Stone names 2007 Plants of the Year

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation has named its 2007 plants of the year. The winners are:

Anchorage - “Our recycling division recovered more than seven million tons of recyclables in 2007, a company record,” said Patrick J. Moore, Smurfit-Stone chairman and CEO.

The Anchorage plant’s safety performance has gone seven full years without a recordable incident as measured by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.

In addition, the Anchorage facility received national recognition for its partnership with Alaskans for litter prevention and recycling and its Flying Cans Program, which enables rural communities in Alaska to send aluminum cans to Anchorage for recycling.

Ontario - Smurfit-MBI is Smurfit-Stone’s Canadian corrugated container business unit. Smurfit-MBI’s Ontario area comprises facilities in Burlington, Etobicoke, Guelph, Milton, Toronto, Whitby, as well as a design center in Mississauga.

Smurfit-MBI’s Ontario area facilities finished the year with a world-class safety record, achieving a 0.89 recordable case rate as measured by OSHA. The facilities made significant progress toward fully implementing the company’s new area concept with central services including planning, transportation, and logistics.

Panama City - “Our Panama City mill demonstrated that a properly executed strategy to improve profitability while controlling production costs can deliver very positive results,” Moore said. “The mill’s success in this area has earned it the distinction of being our containerboard mill division’s plant of the year.”

The mill completed the last five months of the year without a recordable injury as measured by OSHA.