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                  Smurfit Kappa Group selects OM Partners
              to optimize its European corrugated board plants


FEBRUARY 21, 2008, WOMMELGEM, BELGIUM

The Smurfit Kappa Group, one of the world’s largest integrated manufacturers of paper based
packaging, has selected the OMP Corrugated Board System for its corrugated plants in order
to improve delivery reliability, shorten lead times and optimize its production capacity usage.

A successful start up of a cluster of two sites in Spain in the first week of January marked the
start of the roll-out to all corrugated plants in Spain and Portugal over the next 16 months
Other projects running in parallel are a roll out to the integrated plants in France, Ireland and
Germany, in addition to upgrades and extensions of existing implementations.

Roberto Villaquiran, CEO Smurfit Kappa Corrugated says:” We decided to select one single
preferred solution for planning and shop floor integration for our European corrugated
facilities. During the extensive selection process and prior to the final decision, we had the
opportunity to evaluate all relevant alternatives. The availability of highly qualified personnel
with wide experience in our industry was essential to us when making the final decision for the
OM Partners solution."

Georges Schepens, Chairman of OM Partners says: “We are very happy that a world leading
company such as Smurfit Kappa Group has selected us as their preferred supplier . This
contract strengthens the position of OM Partners as the leading provider of supply chain
planning solutions in the corrugated board industry.”

About Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa Group is a world leader in paper based packaging with operations in Europe and
Latin America. With sales in excess of €7 billion and over 40,000 employees, the Smurfit
Kappa Group is a focused leader in paper based packaging. Operating in over 30 countries (22
in Europe), it is the European leader in containerboard, solid board, corrugated and solid board
packaging and has a key position in several other packaging and paper market segments,
including graphic board, sack paper and paper sacks.

About OM Partners
OM Partners is a software and consulting company that offers Supply Chain solutions for
corrugated and solid board, paper, metals, plastics, textiles, glass, chemicals,
pharmaceuticals, food & beverages, consumer goods, etc.
Since its foundation in 1985 it has enjoyed steady growth, developing into one of the most
important players in the Supply Chain Planning market. The OMP Supply Chain Suite offers
solutions for all planning problems, from strategic to tactical and operational problems. In
response to the globalization of its customer base, OM Partners, with its headquarters in
Belgium, has opened branches in France, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA.

Contact:
Bart Verbruggen, Business Development Manager
Ph: +32 3 650 22 11
E-mail: bverbruggen@ompartners.com
www.ompartners.com

				
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