Packaging And Design

Smurfit WestRock Makes Debut At New York Stock Exchange

By Sarah O'Sullivan
Smurfit WestRock Makes Debut At New York Stock Exchange

On 5 July, Smurfit WestRock plc announced its debut on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), under the ticker ‘SW’ – the combination of Smurfit Kappa and WestRock.

The company also has a standard listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), under the ticker ‘SWR’.

A global leader in sustainable packaging, Smurfit WestRock operates in 40 countries and taps into the expertise of over 100,000 people.

The company has a unique ability to provide its customers with the most diverse, innovative and sustainable range of renewable and recyclable packaging solutions.

Smurfit Kappa, the Irish packaging company, completed a previously announced merger with American WestRock this week, to expand their combined offering of packaging solutions around the world.


Trading under Smurfit WestRock began on the LSE on Monday at 8am BST, and on the NYSE at 9.30am EDT, following a bell-ringing ceremony.

‘World Leading’

Speaking about the company’s recognition at the NYSE, the chief executive of Smurfit WestRock, Tony Smurfit, said, “Combining Smurfit Kappa and WestRock creates a world-leading sustainable packaging player, bringing together a tremendous depth of experience and expertise from both companies.

“We believe that this combination has created the ‘go-to’ leader and partner of choice in sustainable packaging.

“I’m proud to be chosen to lead this great team of people.”

The chief financial officer of the company, Ken Bowles, added, “The shareholders of both Smurfit Kappa and WestRock have overwhelmingly supported our combination.


“Smurfit WestRock has a unique geographic footprint and, through our industry-leading applications, an unparalleled ability to provide value for our customers.”

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