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Aug 29,2017--DS Smith plc is delighted to announce that it has been confirmed as a constituent FTSE4Good Global Index, following the June 2017 index review.

Inclusion in this leading index is a testament to the best in class standards of sustainability governance and reporting, and follows receipt of Pricewaterhouse Coopers’ Sustainability Reporting in the FTSE 250 award 2016.

The FTSE4Good Index Series measures the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. A wide range of tools are used to asses and organisation, including operational data, annual reports, research of company websites and media. Input from companies is requested where appropriate to ensure the most up to date information is taken into account.

Being included in the FTSE4Good Index is another sign of our commitment to operation in accordance with the principles of good corporate governance, ensuring we operate ever more sustainably. Inclusion in this recognised index positions us as a leader in sustainability and demonstrates how we are creating sustainable value for all of our stakeholders. — Rachel Stevens, Investor Relations

**FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that DS Smith has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products

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