Results of Rights Issue and Total Voting Rights

DS Smith Plc (“DS Smith” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that, by the latest time and date for receipt of valid acceptances (being 11.00 a.m. on 21 February 2012), it had received valid acceptances in respect of 483,963,210 New Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 98.61% of the total number of New Ordinary Shares offered to Qualifying Shareholders pursuant to the 9 for 8 Rights Issue announced by the Company on 17 January 2012.