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Sonoco Receives Sherwin-Williams Certified Supplier Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has received Sherwin-Williams' Certified Supplier Award for achieving the highest level of product quality and performance, and for outstanding customer service. It is the fifth year in a row that Sonoco has received this prestigious award.

"This is a tremendous honor and a credit to all of the Sonoco employees that work hard every day to make this a reality," said Steve Pierro, division vice president and general manager, Sonoco Global Injection Molding and Extrusion. "This is not an easy award to achieve. Sonoco prides itself delivering high quality packaging solutions to our global customers, so to be recognized by a company such as Sherwin-Williams for a fifth straight year is very gratifying."

The award was presented to all Sonoco plants that service Sherwin-Williams, including Beavercreek, Ohio, Winchester, Ky., and Hanover, Pa. Sonoco supplies Sherwin-Williams with a comprehensive line of adhesives and sealants packaging, including fiber cartridges, plastic cartridges, squeeze tubes and plungers.

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: Brett Turner +843-383-7794 brett.turner@sonoco.com

Source:Sonoco Products Company