CHICAGO, IL, January 2015 – Coveris S.A. is pleased to announce the recent installation of three new independent members to its Board of Directors: Mr. Richard Passov, Mr. Luis Bach and Mr. Fernando Aguirre.

Mr. Passov most recently served as Chief Financial Officer for Zoetis Inc., a world-leader in the manufacture of animal health medications and vaccines. Mr. Passov will provide the board with a keen understanding of global financial market conditions and accounting practices. His work history includes serving as Treasurer for Pfizer, Inc. and Assistant Treasurer for Intel Corporation. Mr. Passov resides in the New York City area.

Mr. Bach is currently a partner with the management consulting firm Monvic Consulting S.L. Currently residing in Barcelona, Spain, Mr. Bach served nearly seven years as the Chief Executive Officer for European beverage manufacturer Orangina Schweppes. Under his leadership, Orangina Schweppes grew to become one of Western Europe’s leading fruit drinks and non-cola beverage companies. He has acute international business experience, having previously served as Regional Director for Europe North, Middle East, Africa and India for Bacardi. He is also a Director for Suntory Holdings Limited, a Japanese company with interests in food, beverages, restaurants, sports and services.

Mr. Aguirre, of Charlotte, NC, is an Investor and the founder of The Triple Play Group LLC, an investment organization which focuses on opportunities in professional sports. Mr. Aguirre’s is also the former Chairman, CEO and President of Chiquita Brands International for nearly nine years. He also worked for over twenty three years at Procter & Gamble in a variety of management roles. Mr. Aguirre is also a Director at Aetna Inc. a Fortune 100 health care benefits company and at Barry Callebaut AG the largest producer of chocolate in the world. Mr. Aguirre brings significant global business experience across different industries as well as expertise in governance and leadership from his participation in different boards during more than ten years.

The Coveris S.A. Board of Directors also includes: Mr. Dave Mezzanotte (Chairman), Managing Director, Sun Capital Partners; Mr. Marc Leder, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Sun Capital Partners; Mr. Gary Masse, Chief Executive Officer, Coveris; Mr. Jack Knott, former Chief Executive Officer, Coveris; Ms. Isabelle Arker and Ms. Laura Spitoni of Neuheim Lux Group Holding V S.à.r.l.; and Ms Noëlla Antoine and Ms. Anita Lyse of AlterDomus.


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As a leading international manufacturing company, Coveris is dedicated to providing solutions that enhance the safety, quality and convenience of products we use every day. In partnership with the most respected brands in the world, Coveris develops vital products that protect everything from the food we eat, to medical supplies, to the touch screen device in our pockets, contributing to the lives of millions every day.

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