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Share Price:
Down 425.00p
Change Today:
-7.40p
Market Cap:
5,837m
Sector:
General Industrials

DS Smith clears regulatory hurdle in sale of plastics division

By Josh White

Date: Thursday 20 Feb 2020

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - DS Smith announced on Thursday that the United States Department of Justice has entered into a consent decree, clearing the way for the completion of Olympus Partners and its affiliate Liqui-Box Holdings' pending acquisition of DS Smith's plastics division.
The FTSE 100 company said the consent decree was now subject to the required US federal court ratification, which would be the final part of that process, with the board expecting the transaction to complete promptly thereafter.

It said the sale represented an "important step" in DS Smith's continued progress in sustainable packaging, with a focus on its fibre-based business.

"We expect net cash proceeds of approximately ?400m, after taxation, transaction adjustments and expenses, which will be used to reduce financial gearing in line with our medium-term target of net debt-to-EBITDA at or below 2.0x," the DS Smith board said in its statement.

At 1213 GMT, shares in DS Smith were up 2.92% at 361.13p.

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Smith (DS) Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Price 425.00p
Change Today -7.40p
52 Week High 445.60p
52 Week Low 252.70p
Volume 5,093,820
Shares Issued 1,373.33m
Market Cap 5,837m

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What The Brokers Say

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Smith (DS) Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 07-Oct-21 08-Apr-21
Paid 01-Nov-21 04-May-21
Amount 8.10p 4.00p

Trades for 22-Jun-2021

Time Volume / Share Price
16:35 1,702,219 @ 425.00p
16:29 182 @ 426.20p
16:29 567 @ 426.10p
16:29 395 @ 426.40p
16:29 14 @ 426.40p

Smith (DS) Key Personnel

CEO Miles Roberts