Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend

HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 18, 2012 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today declared a $.30 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on September 10, 2012, to shareholders of record as of August 17, 2012.

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According to Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, this is the 349th 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 $4.5 billion, the Company has more than 19,600 employees working in over 340 operations in 34 countries, serving many of the world's best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is a proud member of the 2011/2012 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. For more information on the Company, visit our website at sonoco.com.

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