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DS Smith PLC (SMDS.L)

SMDS.L on London Stock Exchange

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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

DS Smith Confirms Underwriters Procured Subscribers For New Ordinary Shares
Wednesday, 25 Jul 2018 

July 25 (Reuters) - DS Smith PLC ::CONFIRMS UNDERWRITERS PROCURED SUBSCRIBERS FOR ALL 10.2 MILLION NEW ORDINARY SHARES FOR WHICH VALID ACCEPTANCES WERE NOT RECEIVED AT 500P/SHARE.  Full Article

Bookrunner Says Deal Orders Below 500 Pence Risk Missing Deal In DS Smith Rights Issue
Wednesday, 25 Jul 2018 

July 25 (Reuters) - Bookrunner: :DS SMITH PLC: BOOKRUNNER SAYS DEAL ORDERS BELOW 500P RISK MISSING DEAL IN DS SMITH RIGHTS ISSUE.  Full Article

DS Smith's Bid For Europac Is Admitted For Processing - Spain's Regulator
Monday, 16 Jul 2018 

July 16 (Reuters) - Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV)::SAYS ADMITTED APPLICATION FOR AUTHORIZATION OF TAKEOVER BID SUBMITTED BY DS SMITH FOR EUROPAC <<>>.  Full Article

DS Smith Says Shareholders Approved Europac Acquisition
Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018 

July 10 (Reuters) - DS Smith PLC::RESOLUTION PROPOSED TO APPROVE ACQUISITION OF EUROPAC WAS PASSED AS AN ORDINARY RESOLUTION AT GENERAL MEETING.  Full Article

DS Smith Files Request To Regulator For Authorization Of Its Bid Over Europac
Thursday, 5 Jul 2018 

July 5 (Reuters) - DS Smith PLC::SAYS FILES REQUEST TO REGULATOR FOR AUTHORIZATION OF ITS BID OVER EUROPAC <<>>.SAYS TO PRESENT REGULATOR BANK GUARANTEES WORTH 1.67 BILLION EUROS TO GUARANTEE FULL PAYMENT OF OFFER OVER EUROPAC.  Full Article

DS Smith Says Non-Exec Director Ian Griffiths Stepped Down
Friday, 29 Jun 2018 

June 29 (Reuters) - DS Smith PLC ::IAN GRIFFITHS, NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, STEPPED DOWN FROM BOARD ON 28 JUNE 2018.  Full Article

DS Smith Announces Rights Issue To Raise Proceeds Of About £1 Bln
Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 

June 19 (Reuters) - DS Smith Plc ::FULLY UNDERWRITTEN RIGHTS ISSUE RAISING PROCEEDS OF C. £1,000 MILLION TO PART FUND ACQUISITION OF EUROPAC.RIGHTS ISSUE WILL BE ON FOLLOWING BASIS: 3 FOR 11 RIGHTS ISSUE AT 350 PENCE PER NEW SHARE.RIGHTS ISSUE WILL RESULT IN ISSUE OF 293.1 MILLION NEW SHARES, REPRESENTING ABOUT 27.3 PCT OF DS SMITH.  Full Article

DS Smith Posts FY Adjusted Pretax Profit Of 473 Mln Pounds
Monday, 18 Jun 2018 

June 18 (Reuters) - DS Smith PLC ::FINAL DIVIDEND 9.8 PENCEPER SHARE.FY REVENUE 5,765 MILLION STG, UP 17 PERCENT IN CONSTANT CURRENCY.DS SMITH PLC SAYS "CURRENT YEAR HAS STARTED WELL, WITH VOLUME GROWTH MOMENTUM SEEN IN 2017/18 CONTINUING INTO NEW FINANCIAL YEAR".ONGOING RECOVERY OF PAPER PRICE RISES ANNOUNCED EARLIER THIS CALENDAR YEAR PROGRESSING AS EXPECTED.FY ADJUSTED PROFIT BEFORE TAX 473 MILLION STG, UP 17 PERCENT IN CONSTANT CURRENCY.FY ROACE 14.1 PERCENT.DS SMITH PLC SAYS "GROUP PERFORMED VERY STRONGLY IN 2017/18".RECOMMENDS A FINAL DIVIDEND OF 9.8 PENCE PER SHARE.FY RETURN ON SALES 9.2 PERCENT.SIGNIFICANT ORGANIC VOL GROWTH, REVENUE GROWTH REFLECT RECOVERY OF PAPER PRICES, GROWTH FROM ACQUISITIONS MORE THAN OFFSET INPUT COST HEADWINDS.DS SMITH PLC SAYS IS CONFIDENT IT WILL ACHIEVE ALL OF ITS MEDIUM-TERM FINANCIAL MEASURES.  Full Article

Europac To Pay Complementary Dividend Of 0.293 Eur/Shr
Wednesday, 6 Jun 2018 

June 6 (Reuters) - Europac ::TO PAY COMPLEMENTARY DIVIDEND OF 0.293 EURO PER SHARE.ADDITIONAL DIVIDEND DOES NOT AFFECT AMOUNT OF 16.80 EURO PER SHARE OFFERED BY DS SMITH IN TAKEOVER BID FOR THE COMPANY.  Full Article

DS Smith CEO Says Hopes To Complete Europac Acquisition In Q4 2018
Monday, 4 Jun 2018 

June 4 (Reuters) - DS Smith CEO::SAYS HOPES TO COMPLETE EUROPAC ACQUISITION IN Q4 2018.SAYS WON'T BE PROCEEDING WITH GREENFIELD SITE IN SPAIN.SAYS "NOT ENOUGH FUEL IN THE TANK FOR A MASSIVE ACQUISITION" IN THE U.S.  Full Article

UPDATE 4-Plastic packager RPC buoyed by private equity interest

Sept 10 RPC Group is in talks on a possible sale to Apollo Global Management and Bain Capital, with the private equity interest in the fast consolidating market lifting shares in Europe's biggest plastics packaging maker by 25 percent.