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Delaware-based Greif, Inc., a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Ipackchem Group SAS (“Ipackchem”).

“We are thrilled to welcome an exceptional 1,400 Ipackchem colleagues to Greif,” said Ole Rosgaard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Greif. “Adding Ipackchem to the Greif portfolio is another key step forward in executing our Build to Last strategy and helps unlock significant new capabilities and market opportunities to further grow as a world leader in high-performance small plastic containers and jerrycans. Our teams have been planning our integration strategy over the past several months, which we will begin implementing immediately post-closing to drive incremental benefits, support future growth, and capture our targeted $7 million of synergies. I would like to extend my deep gratitude to every member of the Greif and Ipackchem team for their unparalleled dedication and excellent collaboration in planning post acquisition integration.”

The cash funded at closing consisted of the previously announced transaction value of $538 million, plus $38 million for a ticking fee that compensates the seller for earnings that inure to Greif, other customary debt/cash adjustment items, and FX impact. The payment was funded through the Company’s existing credit facility. The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive to EBITDA margins. Ipackchem financial results will be reported within the Greif Global Industrial Packaging segment. Financial expectations for the FY24 ownership period of Ipackchem will be included in the guidance provided in the Company’s second quarter 2024 earnings release.

Source: Greif, Inc.

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