Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend

    HARTSVILLE, S.C., October 16 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Sonoco
(NYSE:  SON) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.26 per common
share. This 330th consecutive quarterly dividend will be payable December 10,
2007, to shareholders of record as of November 16, 2007.

    About Sonoco

    Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a $3.7 billion global manufacturer of
industrial and consumer products and provider of packaging services, with
approximately 330 operations in 35 countries, serving customers in some 85
nations. For more information on the Company, visit our Web site at

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For further information: Sonoco Roger Schrum, 843-339-6018;

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