Note 1 – Corporate information

The consolidated financial statements of the ÅR Packaging Group AB (publ) and its subsidiaries (collectively, the Group) for the year ended 31 December 2015 were authorized for issue in accordance with a resolution by the Board of Directors on 15 March 2016. ÅR Packaging Group AB (the Company or the parent) is a limited liability company incorporated and domiciled in Sweden. The registered office is located at Maskinvägen 1 in Lund, Sweden.

AR Packaging was formed in 2011 by a merger of A&R Carton and Flextrus, and is today one of the leading companies in Europe in the packaging business. The Group creates added value to customers through a broad range of products and in-depth knowledge of packaging.

During 2015 the Group acquired the European tobacco and general packaging operations of MeadWestvaco Corporation. The acquired operation includes three plants in Graz (Austria), Krakow (Poland), Moscow (Russia) and certain additional carton business and related machinery in Svitavy (Czech Republic). The acquisition is a good fit to AR Packaging’s existing operations and it provides strong growth opportunities. The acquired business are operating under the A&R Carton brand.

The ultimate parent of ÅR Packaging Group AB is Ahlström Capital Oy, a Finnish private investment company with its registered office located at Eteläesplanadi 14 in Helsinki, Finland. By the end of 2015 Ahlström Capital Oy owned through its fully owned subsidiary AC Pack BV 65% of the capital and votes in ÅR Packaging Group AB. Other major shareholder is Accent Equity, that through the company A16 Packaging Limited represented 35% of the capital and the votes in ÅR Packaging Group AB.

Information on the Group’s structure is provided in Note 6. Information on other related party relationships and transactions are provided in Note 18.