Sonoco to Host Annual New York Investor Conference on Dec. 7, 2007

    HARTSVILLE, S.C., December 5 /CNW/ - Sonoco (NYSE:   SON), one of the
largest global diversified packaging companies, will host its annual breakfast
meeting for the financial community in New York City on Friday, December 7,
2007, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Park Avenue at Grand Central. Breakfast will
begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Manhattan Ballroom and the presentation will start
at 7:50 a.m. Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive
officer, and Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial
officer, will provide an operating and financial update and outlook. Members
of Sonoco's executive committee will be attending and available for

    Those interested in attending the breakfast meeting should RSVP with the
name, company and method of attending (in person or conference call) by
e-mailing or by phoning 843/383-7794.
Those who cannot attend in person can join the meeting via toll-free phone
conference in the U.S. at 877/407-0782 or internationally at +201/689-8567.
Interested investors can also listen to the Webcast and view slide
presentations via the Internet at, under Latest News.

    A replay of the event will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern Time on December 7,
2007, and continue through midnight Eastern time on December 21, 2007. The
toll-free replay number in the U.S. is 877/660-6853 and the international
replay number is +201/612-7415. The replay access code is account 286, ID
259857. The event also will be archived for 90 days on Sonoco's Web site
conference call page.

    About Sonoco

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

For further information:

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

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