APRIL 2010

Smurfit-Stone opens recycling office in the Netherlands

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation’s Recycling division announced the opening of its European office in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The Rotterdam office is part of Smurfit-Stone Recycling International, which represents the Company’s recycling and waste solutions business outside North America.

“This is an important expansion of our global activities, which focus on identifying and implementing new and improved ways to support our customers’ international businesses,” said Mike Oswald, senior vice president and general manager of the Company’s recycling division.

The Rotterdam location will source recovered paper in Europe for sale in China through the Company’s Shanghai office. The material will also be sold to Smurfit-Stone’s customers elsewhere in Asia as well as in Europe and Central and South America.

Smurfit-Stone is investing in automated sort systems and focusing on strategic partnerships with municipalities, waste haulers, communities and environmental organizations in order to mine deeper into the waste stream.