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Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend

HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $.37 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on March 10, 2017, to shareholders of record as of February 22, 2017.

According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 367th consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to shareholders.

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 net sales of approximately $4.8 billion, the Company has 20,000 employees working in more than 300 operations in 35 countries, serving some of the world’s best known brands in some 85 nations. For more information on the Company, visit our website at www.sonoco.com.

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

Source:Sonoco Products Company