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DS Smith to Acquire Corrugated Container Corp. in North America

Corrugated Container - shipping containers Corrugated Container Corp. is a family-owned corrugated packaging business employing approximately 190 people across its four operations in Tennessee, North Carolina and two sites in Virginia.

May 22, 2018 - UK-based packaging producer DS Smith today announced an agreement to acquire Corrugated Container Corporation (CCC), a high-quality corrugated packaging company in North America.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition follows DS Smith's recent purchase of Interstate Resources, building on the company's paper and packaging capacity in the region.

CCC is a family-owned business employing approximately 190 people across its four operations in Tennessee, North Carolina and two sites in Virginia. The acquisition of these packaging sites will significantly boost DS Smith's box-making capacity, and complements its existing footprint in North America.

CCC's capabilities include a strong focus on high-quality, sustainable retail ready and display packaging, an area where DS Smith is achieving strong growth in Europe.

The acquisition is expected to be earnings enhancing immediately and is consistent with the Group's medium term financial targets.

DS Smith is a leading provider of corrugated packaging in Europe and present in 37 countries, employing around 26,000 people. To learn more, please visit: www.dssmith.com.

SOURCE: DS Smith Plc