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Essentra plc

15 July 2022

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ESSENTRA PLC

A leading global provider of essential components and solutions

PUBLICATION OF CLASS 1 CIRCULAR AND NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING

Further to the announcement on 24 June 2022 by Essentra plc ("Essentra" or the "Company") regarding the proposed disposal of ESNT Packaging & Securing Solutions Limited and Essentra Packaging US Inc and their respective subsidiary companies to the Mayr-Melnhof Group (the "Disposal"), the Company is pleased to announce that a shareholder circular relating to the Disposal (the "Circular") has been approved by the Financial Conduct Authority and has been published.

The Circular contains further details on the Disposal and, since the Disposal is conditional upon (amongst other things) the approval of the Company's shareholders, also contains a notice convening a general meeting ("General Meeting") of the Company which is to be held at Oriental Club, Stratford House, Stratford Place, London W1C 1ES on 8 August 2022 at 12.30pm at which an ordinary resolution will be proposed to the Company's shareholders to approve the Disposal (the "Resolution").

The Board considers the Disposal (and the Resolution necessary to implement the Disposal) to be in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders as a whole and unanimously recommends that shareholders vote in favour of the Resolution at the General Meeting.

Shareholders will shortly be sent a copy of the Circular or an electronic notification in relation to the same, as relevant. The Circular will be made available on the Company's website, www.essentraplc.com , and will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism, where it will be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism .

 
 
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Cautionary forward-looking statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements based on current expectations and assumptions. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause actual results to differ from any future results or developments expressed or implied by the forward-looking statement. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this announcement. The Company accepts no obligation to revise or publicly update these forward-looking statements or adjust them to future events or developments, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent legally required.

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No offer or solicitation

This announcement does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to purchase, otherwise acquire, subscribe for, sell, otherwise dispose of or issue, or any solicitation of any offer to sell, otherwise dispose of, issue, purchase, otherwise acquire or subscribe for, any security.

No profit forecasts or estimates

No statement in this announcement is intended as a profit forecast or estimate for any period.

Important information relating to financial advisers

Credit Suisse International ("Credit Suisse"), which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority in the United Kingdom, is acting as financial adviser for Essentra plc and no one else in connection with the transaction only and will not regard any other person as its client in relation to the transaction or any other matter referred to in this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than Essentra plc for providing the protections afforded to clients of Credit Suisse, nor for providing advice to any other person in relation to the content of this announcement or any other matter referenced herein.

Neither Credit Suisse nor any of its subsidiaries, branches or affiliates owes or accepts any duty, liability or responsibility whatsoever (whether direct or indirect, whether in contract, in tort, under statute or otherwise) to any person who is not a client of Credit Suisse in connection with this announcement, any statement contained herein or otherwise

Lazard & Co., Limited ("Lazard"), which is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority, is acting exclusively as financial adviser to the Board of Essentra plc and no one else in connection with the transaction and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Board of Essentra plc for providing the protections afforded to clients of Lazard, nor for providing advice to any other person in relation to the transaction or any other matters referred to in this announcement. Neither Lazard nor any of its affiliates owes or accepts any duty, liability or responsibility whatsoever (whether direct or indirect, whether in contract, in tort, under statute or otherwise) to any person who is not a client of Lazard in connection with this announcement, any statement contained herein or otherwise.

Notes to Editors

About Essentra plc

Essentra plc is a FTSE 250 company and a leading global provider of essential components and solutions. Organised into three global divisions, Essentra focuses on the light manufacture and distribution of high volume, enabling components which serve customers in a wide variety of end-markets and geographies.

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Essentra's global network extends to 34 countries and includes 8,327 employees, 47 principal manufacturing facilities, 28 sales & distribution operations and two research & development centres. For further information, please visit www.essentraplc.com.

Essentra Components

Essentra Components is a global market leading manufacturer and distributor of plastic injection moulded, vinyl dip moulded and metal items. Operating in 25 countries worldwide, 13 manufacturing facilities and 23 sales & distribution centres serve more than 79,000 customers with a rapid supply of low cost but essential products for a variety of applications in industries such as equipment manufacturing, automotive, fabrication, electronics and construction. The division also includes the Reid Supply business, which provides a wide range of branded hardware supplies to a broad base of industrial customers, largely located in the US Mid-West.

Essentra Packaging

Essentra Packaging is one of only two multicontinental suppliers of a full secondary packaging range to the health and personal care sectors, with 23 facilities across three geographic regions. The division's innovative products include cartons, leaflets, self-adhesive labels and printed foils used in blister packs, which help customers to meet the rapidly-changing requirements of these end-markets and can also be combined with Essentra's authentication solutions to help the fight against counterfeiting.

Essentra Filters

Essentra Filters is the only global independent cigarette filter supplier. Currently headquartered in Singapore, the division has 12 sites across nine countries, including two innovation centres, providing a flexible infrastructure strategically positioned to serve the tobacco sector. The business supplies a wide range of value-adding high-quality innovative filters, packaging solutions to the roll your own segment and analytical laboratory services for ingredient measurement to the industry: Essentra's offering also includes Heat Not Burn and e-cigarette solutions to the rapidly evolving market for Next Generation Products. The division also includes the Tear Tapes business, which is globally recognised as the leading manufacturer and supplier of pressure-sensitive tear tapes, that are largely used in the tobacco, e-commerce, food and beverage and specialist packaging sectors.

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