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02/25/2015Sonoco's EcoTect(R) Uncoated Recycled Board (URB) First to be Certified to Hewlett-Packard Indigo Specifications
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies and a leader in innovative packaging solutions, announced today that its EcoTect® premium grade of uncoated recycled board (URB), specifically manufactured for superior printability, has become the first URB to be certified by the Rochester Institute of Technology to Hewlett-Packard (HP) Indigo print platform specifications. This paper innovation is revolutionary f... 
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02/24/2015Sonoco to Help Small and Diverse Businesses Become Sustainable
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, today announced a partnership with ACF Enterprises, a WBENC-certified training company, to launch a Supplier Sustainability Engagement Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to assist small firms in developing a sustainability program by providing guidance and access to powerful learning tools, such as webinars, templates, worksheets and online courses. "Su... 
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02/23/2015Richard G. Kyle Elected to Sonoco's Board of Directors
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has elected Richard G. Kyle to its Board of Directors. Mr. Kyle is president, chief executive officer and board member of The Timken Company (NYSE:TKR). A $3.1 billion global company headquartered in North Canton, Ohio, Timken engineers, manufactures and markets Timken® bearings, transmissions, gearboxes, chain and related products, and offers a spectrum of power ... 
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02/12/2015Sonoco Reports Record Base Fourth Quarter, Full-Year 2014 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported record base financial results for its fourth quarter and full-year 2014. Fourth Quarter Highlights Fourth quarter 2014 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.53, compared with $.53 in 2013. Fourth quarter 2014 GAAP results include $.13 per diluted share, after-tax, in asset impairments and restructuring charges, along with acquisition ... 
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02/11/2015Sundaram Nagarajan Elected to Sonoco's Board of Directors
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has elected Sundaram Nagarajan to its Board of Directors. Mr. Nagarajan is executive vice president of Illinois Tool Works, Inc., (NYSE:ITW) and has worldwide responsibility for the company's Automotive OEM segment, which produces components and fasteners for automotive-related applications. He originally joined Hobart Brothers in 1991, which was acquired by ITW i... 
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02/11/2015Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $.32 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on March 10, 2015, to shareholders of record as of February 25, 2015. According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 359th consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to shareholders. About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global pro... 
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02/02/2015Sonoco Announces Price Increase for All Uncoated Recycled Paperboard Products
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced that it will raise the price for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) products by $40 per ton, effective with shipments in the United States and Canada beginning March 2, 2015. "The price increase is driven by a need to relieve continued inflationary pressure, especially from rising freight rates and chemicals, and to cover the added cost of continued investment in our paper business," said Palac... 
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01/27/2015Sonoco Foundation Accepting Spring Grant Proposals
More than $2.5 million in grants awarded to South Carolina nonprofits in 2014 The Sonoco Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hartsville, S.C.-based Sonoco Products Company, is now accepting grant proposals for 2015. The Sonoco Foundation’s grant program focuses on education, health and wellness, arts and culture, and the environment. Grant proposals will only be accepted from nonprofit organizations with 501(c)3 status that are based in the communities where Sonoco operates. All propos... 
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01/20/2015Sonoco's Conyers, Ga., Facility Earns Gold
First Protective Solutions Facility to Achieve Gold Status HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, has named the Company's Conyers, Ga., Protective Packaging facility a gold Sonoco Sustainability Star Award recipient for the plant's successful efforts to achieve landfill free status. Conyers is the first Protective Solutions facility to achieve gold status. The award marks the completion in landfill-free effo... 
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01/12/2015Sonoco's Union, S.C., Rigid Plastics Plant Receives Bronze Sustainability Star Award
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, has named its Pinckney Paragon rigid plastics facility in Union, S.C., a Bronze Sustainability Star Award recipient for the plant's successful efforts to achieve landfill free status. The award marks a milestone in landfill-free efforts that have been underway since 2013. Since then, the Pinckney Paragon plant has diverted 260 loose yards per month away from the landfill... 
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01/08/2015Sonoco Announces Quarterly Conference Call and Annual Meeting Webcast for 2015
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference calls and Annual Meeting on the below dates and times. Any updates to these dates or times will be communicated in subsequent news releases. Participants from Sonoco will include M. Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer; Barry L. Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer; and Roger P. Schrum, ... 
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