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Sonoco to Host Annual N.Y. Investor Conference on December 5, 2014

HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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, Dec. 5, 2014, in the Villard Ballroom of the New York Palace Hotel, 455 Madison Ave.

Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. ET, and the presentation will start at 7:50 a.m. Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer; John M. Colyer Jr., senior vice president, Global Industrial Products and Protective Solutions; Robert C. Tiede, senior vice president, Global Consumer Packaging and Services; and Barry L. Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer, will provide a strategic overview of the Company, including a financial update and outlook. Members of Sonoco's executive committee will be attending and available for discussion.

Those interested in attending the breakfast meeting should email their name, company and if they will be attending in person to robin.hayter@sonoco.com or call +843-383-3450. Those who cannot attend in person can join the meeting via telephone conference call or by webcast. Interested investors can access the toll-free conference call at 877-415-3186 or internationally at +857-244-7329. The access code is 76944081. The webcast and presentations will be available via the Internet by clicking here or by visiting the Investor Relations tab of www.sonoco.com.

A dial-in replay of the event will begin at noon ET, on Dec. 5, 2014, and will be available through Dec. 15, 2014. The toll-free replay number in the United States is 888-286-8010, and the international replay number is +617-801-6888. The access code is 85098386. The event webcast will be archived for 90 days on Sonoco's Investor Relations website under Presentations.

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 combined sales of approximately $5.4 billion, the Company has more than 21,000 employees working in more than 340 operations in 34 countries, serving some of the world's best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is a proud member of the 2014/2015 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. For more information on the Company, visit our website at www.sonoco.com.

CONTACT: Roger Schrum +843-339-6018 roger.schrum@sonoco.com

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