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Q2 2014 Sonoco Earnings Conference Call (Replay)
07/17/14 at 11:00 a.m. ET
Q2 2014 Sonoco Earnings Conference Call
Thursday, July 17, 2014 11:00 a.m. ET  
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07/21/2014Sonoco Protective Solutions Announces Price Increase
HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced that Sonoco Protective Solutions will be increasing prices on its EPS molded foam products by an additional 6%, effective Aug. 1, 2014. "Raw material manufacturers of Expanded Polystyrene materials are continuing to experience extremely high demand while supply has been reduced by a number of unplanned industry disruptions, resulting in additional increases in resin bead production," said Vicki Arthur, vice... 
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07/17/2014Sonoco Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its second quarter ending June 29, 2014. Second Quarter Highlights Second quarter 2014 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.59, compared with $.53 in 2013. Second quarter 2014 GAAP results include $.04 per diluted share in after-tax charges related to previously announced global restructuring activities and acqu... 
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07/16/2014Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 16, 2014 (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 Sept. 10, 2014, to shareholders of record as of Aug. 15, 2014. According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 357th consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to shareholders. About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provide... 
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06/13/2014Sonoco-Alcore Receives Favorable Ruling in German Federal Court of Justice
BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced that on June 12, 2014, the German Federal Court of Justice rejected an appeal against the German portion of Sonoco's European Patent EP 1 071 556, thereby reversing entirely a decision of the Federal Patent Court of March 1, 2011. The patent relates to the use of wide-ply board technology in the productio... 
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06/05/2014Sonoco Alloyd Receives AmeriStar Packaging Award for Whirlpool(R) Water EveryDrop(TM) Water Filter Package
Company to Exhibit at EastPack 2014 in New York HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco Alloyd, part of Sonoco Display and Packaging, a unit of global packaging company Sonoco (NYSE:SON), has won an AmeriStar Packaging Award in the Household Products category from the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IOPP) for its Whirlpool® Water EveryDrop™ water filter package. Jeff Christensen, vice president of Sonoco Alloyd, said, "The Whirlpool Water EveryDrop water filter is a ... 
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06/02/2014Sonoco to Present at Deutsche Bank's 5th Annual Global Industrials and Basic Materials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at the Deutsche Bank 5th Annual Global Industrials and Basic Materials Conference to be held at the Westin Chicago River North Hotel, 320 North Dearborn Street, Chicago. M. Jack Sanders, president and CEO, and Barry L. Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak at 9:20... 
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05/21/2014Sonoco Opens Display and Packaging Facility in Bentonville, Ark.
HARTSVILLE, S.C., May 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today opened its new Display and Packaging office in Bentonville, Ark., which will provide point-of-purchase displays and fulfillment services. The Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce hosted a grand opening ceremony at the new facility this afternoon. Jeff Tomaszewski, vice president of Sonoco Display and Packaging, said, "Not only is Sonoco Display and Pac... 
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05/13/2014Sonoco to Present at Oppenheimer 9th Annual Industrials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., May 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community today, Tuesday, May 13, at the Oppenheimer 9th Annual Industrials Conference to be held at the InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, 111 East 48th Street, in New York. M. Jack Sanders, president and CEO, and Barry L. Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak at 1:45 p.m. ET. The audio pres... 
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05/08/2014Dalton Paper Products Joins With Sonoco to Increase Manufacturing Capability
DPP management, employees and facility to remain in Dalton Hartsville, S.C. – Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced that it has acquired Dalton Paper Products (DPP) and it will become part of Sonoco’s Paper and Industrial Converted Products business segment. “Sonoco started as a family-owned business in Hartsville, S.C., a town much like Dalton, 115 years ago,” said Rodger Fuller, group vice president, Paper and Industrial Converted Products, North America. “We share the same beliefs and small... 
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05/01/2014Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Certis® Pre-Qualified Pallet Shipper
Customs-friendly, lightweight and cost-effective alternative to ship 40x48 refrigerated pallet loads Arlington Heights, Ill. –Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched the Certis RP Pre-Qualified Pallet Shipper. The shipper accepts a full 40- inch-by-48-inch pallet load and will maintain pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines, APIs and other high-value products between 2°C and 8°C during shipment. Utilizing Son... 
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04/22/2014Sonoco's New Albany, Ohio Rigid Plastics Facility Achieves LEED Silver Certification
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced that its New Albany, Ohio, rigid plastics facility has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The $15 million, 142,230-square-foot plant produces PET bottles for personal care products, as well as plastic components for wall air fresheners. The facility, located in the Beauty ... 
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04/17/2014Sonoco Reports First Quarter 2014 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its first quarter ending March 30, 2014. First Quarter Highlights First quarter 2014 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.50, compared with $.47 in 2013. First quarter 2014 GAAP results include $.02 per diluted share in after-tax charges related to previously announced restructuring activities. First quarter 20... 
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04/16/2014Sonoco Board Increases Common Stock Dividend
Dividend Raised for the 32nd Consecutive Year HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $.32 per share quarterly common stock dividend, an increase from the previous quarterly dividend of $.31 per share. The dividend will be paid on June 10, 2014, to shareholders of record as of May 16, 2014. According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 32nd consecutive year that Sonoco has raised com... 
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04/16/2014Sonoco to Invest $20 Million for New Malaysian Composite Can Plant
Company Creating New IPS(TM) Studio in Hartsville, S.C. HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced it will invest $20 million to build a state-of-the-art, high-speed composite can production facility in near Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, which will produce packaging for snacks. In addition, the Company is spending more than $5 million to create the Sonoco Innovative Packaging Solutions™ (IPS™) Studio at ... 
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04/02/2014Sonoco Recycling Names City of Durham a Bronze Sustainability Star Award Winner
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco Recycling, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, today announced that the City of Durham, N.C. has received a bronze-tier Sonoco Sustainability Star Award for significant recycling achievements after being named a Top 10 Recycling Community by Energy Digital. Rodger Fuller, group vice president, Sonoco Recycling, said, "This is the fourth time the City of Durh... 
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03/28/2014Sonoco Receives Outstanding Merchandising Achievement Awards
HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced that its display and packaging services business won six awards at the Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI) 56th annual Outstanding Merchandising Achievement (OMA) competition. POPAI's annual OMA competition recognizes the most innovative and effective retail promotions. Approximately 460 entrants from more than 75 companies were adjudicat... 
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03/21/2014Sonoco Alcore doubles capacity in Russia with new manufacturing facility
Sonoco Alcore today opens its third and largest manufacturing plant in Russia, consolidating its leading position in one of the fastest growing European markets for industrial paper cores and tubes. Located in Schekino, Tula, close to its customers in the paper, film, man-made fibre yarn, metal and construction industries, the new facility will more than double Sonoco Alcore’s capacity in Russia, strengthening its position as acknowledged leader in high quality, innovative, value-creating packag... 
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03/18/2014Sonoco Receives Gold Flexible Packaging Achievement Award for LEGO Pouch
LEGO Hero Factory Stand-up Pouch Recognized for Sustainability and Environmental Achievement HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, received a gold Flexible Packaging Achievement Award in the Sustainability and Environmental Achievement category from the Flexible Packaging Association for its stand-up pouch with reclosing feature for LEGO Hero Factory. Using its range of packaging materials and services... 
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03/17/2014Sonoco Releases 2013 Annual Report to Shareholders
Company's Annual Meeting to be Held April 16, 2014 HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that its 2013 Annual Report to Shareholders is now available on the Company's website at www.sonoco.com in the Investor Relations section. The report, entitled Re-envisioning Sonoco™, reviews Sonoco's 2013 financial performance and examines how the Company's consumer, industrial and protecti... 
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03/10/2014Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Via™ Series of Pre-Qualified Shippers
Reusable and Single-use Shippers Ensure Temperature Protection for Clinical Trials Shipments ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched the Via Series of pre-qualified temperature controlled shippers.  The Via Series is Sonoco ThermoSafe's most rigorously tested solution for maintaining pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other high-value pr... 
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03/06/2014Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches New Addition to Wine Shipper Product Line
Product Line Ensures Temperature Control for Wine Shipments Up to Five Days ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has introduced a line extension to its wine shipper family that ensures temperature control and product protection during the shipment of wine, spirits and craft alcoholic beverages for up to five days.  "There is a substantial need in the ... 
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03/04/2014Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Envoy® Frozen Series of Pre-Qualified Shippers
New insulated shippers ensure protection of pharmaceuticals and other high-value biologics for a minimum of four days MALLOW, Ireland, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has added frozen (less than minus 20 degrees Celsius) configurations to its popular Envoy Series of pre-qualified shippers. The Envoy Series is a proven solution for maintaining pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and ... 
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02/21/2014Sonoco Announces Price Increase for All Paperboard Tubes and Cores
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today announced that it will raise the price for all paperboard tubes and cores by five to eight percent, effective with shipments in the United States and Canada beginning March 24, 2014. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO) "This price increase is necessary to recover inflationary inputs impacting our converting costs, including chemicals, freight and energy, and recently announced paperboard pr... 
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02/20/2014Sonoco Names DiPasquale to Lead Sonoco Plastic's Blow Molding Unit
Steve Gendreau Named Division Vice President, Innovative Packaging Solutions - Fresh & Natural HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has named Jeff DiPasquale to lead Sonoco's Blow Molding business, in addition to his duties as division vice president and general manager of the Company's Thermoforming Plastics business, effective March 1, 2014. (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773... 
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02/19/2014Sonoco Display and Packaging's Rural Hall Plant Achieves Landfill-free Status
The Company's Rural Hall, N.C., facility recognized with a gold-tier Sonoco Sustainability Star Award HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco Recycling, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, today announced that  Sonoco Display and Packaging's Rural Hall, N.C., facility has successfully diverted over 99 percent of its waste from landfills. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOG... 
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02/18/2014Sonoco Announces Price Increase for All Uncoated Recycled Paperboard Products
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today announced that it will raise the price for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) products by $30 per ton, effective with shipments in the United States and Canada beginning March 3, 2014. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO) "The price increase is necessary to recover inflationary pressure on a variety of input costs, including chemicals, freight and especially energy, where we ha... 
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02/14/2014Sonoco Protective Solutions Announces Price Increase
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today announced that Sonoco Protective Solutions will be increasing prices, as contracts allow, from six percent to 12 percent, effective Feb. 15, 2014. The increases, which are in addition to any previously announced increases, are necessary to adjust pricing for inflationary input costs incurred as a result of continued escalating raw material and energy costs over the last 12 months. The announced increases will impact all of ... 
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02/13/2014Sonoco Reports Fourth Quarter, Full-Year 2013 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full-year 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) Fourth Quarter Highlights Fourth quarter 2013 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.53, compared with $.42 in 2012. Fourth quarter 2013 GAAP results include $.05 per diluted share in after-tax charges related primarily... 
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02/12/2014Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today declared a $.31 per share quarterly common stock dividend, to be paid on March 10, 2014, to shareholders of record as of Feb. 26, 2014. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 355th consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to shareholders. About Sonoco ... 
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02/12/2014Blythe J. McGarvie Elected to Sonoco's Board of Directors
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has elected Blythe J. McGarvie to its Board of Directors. Her election increases Sonoco's board to 13 members. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) McGarvie is currently Senior Lecturer in the Accounting and Management unit at Harvard Business School where she teaches Financial Reporting and Control to MBA candidates, as well as in-field ... 
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01/27/2014Sonoco ThermoSafe® Launches Envoy® CRT Series of Pre-Qualified Shippers
New insulated shippers ensure 15-25 degrees C protection for pharmaceuticals and other high-value biologics for a minimum of two days MALLOW, Ireland, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and the leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched controlled room temperature (CRT) versions of its popular Envoy Series of pre-qualified shippers. The Envoy Series is a proven solution for maintaining pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines... 
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01/17/2014Sonoco Dedicates $75 Million Biomass Boiler Facility
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), a global provider of industrial products, consumer packaging, protective solutions and packaging services, today dedicated the new biomass facility at its Hartsville, S.C., plant. The biomass boiler is part of a $100 million investment in the Darlington County compound. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) "A key part of Sonoco's culture is our commitment to sustainability, including our dedicati... 
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01/15/2014Sonoco Names Kraus, Christensen and O'Neal to Lead Protective Solutions Divisions
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has named Carl Kraus division vice president and general manager for its Protective Solutions' Industrial business segment, Jeff Christensen division vice president and general manager for Sonoco Alloyd, a retail packaging business, and Ron O'Neal division vice president of manufacturing, Protective Solutions.  (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773L... 
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01/14/2014Sonoco Launches Website for Consumer Operations in Europe
Hartsville, S.C. – Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced the launch of a new website, www.sonocoeurope.com , that provides visitors with Sonoco-specific content organized around markets and needs in Europe. The new site focuses on Sonoco’s four main consumer operations in Europe: Paperboard Containers and Closures, Plastics, Packaging Services and Graphics Management. “This new site allows our consumer-focused operations in Europe to more easily communicate with potential and existing ... 
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01/13/2014Sonoco Announces Quarterly Conference Call and Annual Meeting Information for 2014
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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, v... 
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