Sonoco to Host Third Quarter 2007 Investor Conference Call

    HARTSVILLE, S.C., October 1 /CNW/ - Sonoco (NYSE:   SON), one of the
largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular
quarterly investor conference call on Friday, October 19, 2007, at 11 a.m.
Eastern time, to review its financial results for the third quarter of 2007.
Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman,
president and chief executive officer, Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice
president and chief financial officer, and Roger P. Schrum, staff vice
president, investor relations and corporate affairs. Sonoco intends to issue a
news release reporting its third quarter 2007 financial results at 8 a.m.
Eastern time on October 19, 2007.

    The live investor conference call webcast can be accessed via the
Internet at, under the "Latest News" section. Those
planning to participate should plan to connect to the live webcast at least
ten minutes prior to the start. Those interested in participating in the live
interactive call should contact Sonoco Corporate Communications at
+843/383-7794 to register. A telephonic replay of the call will be available
starting at 2 p.m. Eastern time to U.S. callers at 877/660-6853 and
international callers at +201/612-7415. The replay passcodes for both U.S. and
international calls are account number 286 and conference ID number 256043.
The archived call will be available through October 29, 2007. The call also
will be archived on the Investor Information section of Sonoco's Web site
through February 1, 2008.

    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 325 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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