Completion of the acquisition of Interstate Resources Inc.

DS Smith Plc (the Company) is pleased to announce that completion of the acquisition by the Company and its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, DS Smith Holdings, Inc., of 80 per cent. of the shares of common stock in the capital of Indevco Management Resources, Inc. from Merpas Co. S.à r.l. (Merpas) (the Acquisition) took place earlier today.