Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend

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HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $.32 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on Sept. 10, 2014, to shareholders of record as of Aug. 15, 2014.

According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 357th consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to shareholders.

About Sonoco

Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $4.9 billion, the Company has more than 19,900 employees working in 335 operations in 33 countries, serving many of the world's best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is a proud member of the 2013/2014 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. For more information on the Company, visit our website at www.sonoco.com.

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