Filing of Draft Offer Document in France for the Minority Interests in Otor

On 1 September 2010 DS Smith announced that it had acquired all the shares held directly and indirectly by The Carlyle Group in Otor S.A. ("Otor"), together with shares in Otor held by management, as a result of which DS Smith holds directly and indirectly more than 95.00 per cent. of the share capital and voting rights of Otor.