Company Profile

Founded in 1987 by Phil Silver and Greg Horrigan, Silgan has grown to be a leading supplier of rigid packaging for consumer goods products. Our primary lines of business are metal containers, metal and plastic closures and dispensing systems and plastic containers. The Company takes great pride in the fact that its products contain some of the world's best known branded consumer products, including Campbell's Soup, Del Monte Fruits and Vegetables, Listerine and Friskies Pet Food.

Our objective is to increase shareholder value by efficiently deploying capital and management resources to grow our business, reduce operating costs and build sustainable competitive positions, or franchises, and to complete acquisitions that generate attractive cash returns. We believe we will accomplish this goal because of our leading market positions and management expertise in acquiring, financing, integrating and efficiently operating consumer goods packaging businesses.

Since our inception in 1987, we have acquired thirty-five businesses. As a result of the benefits of acquisitions and organic growth, we have become a leading manufacturer of metal containers in North America and Europe, with net sales of $2.38 billion in 2018, and have increased our overall share of the metal food container market in the United States from approximately 10 percent in 1987 to slightly more than half of the market in 2018. Through acquisitions and organic growth, we are a leading worldwide manufacturer of metal and plastic closures and dispensing systems for food, beverage, health care, garden, personal care, home and beauty products, with net sales of $1.46 billion in 2018, a sevenfold increase since our acquisition of the White Cap closures operations in the United States in 2003. We have also grown our market position in the plastic container business since 1987, with net sales increasing sevenfold to $614.1 million in 2018.

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