Sonoco Products Company ( SON)

Q3 2011 Earnings Conference Call

October 19, 2011 11:00 AM ET


Roger Schrum – VP, IR and Corporate Affairs

Harris DeLoach – Chairman and CEO

Jack Sanders – President and COO

Barry Saunders – VP and CFO


George Staphos – Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

Bill Gresh – JP Morgan

Ghansham Panjabi – Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.

Chip Dillon – Vertical Research Partners

Philip Ng – Jefferies & Company

Alex Ovshey – Goldman Sachs

Chris Manuel – Wells Fargo

William Selesky – Argus Research



Good day, and welcome to the third quarter 2011 Sonoco Products Corporation earnings teleconference. My name is Caddis, and I'll be your coordinator for today. At this time all participants are in listen-only mode. After management’s remarks, we will conduct a Q&A session. (Operator instructions)

I'd now like to turn the presentation over to you host for today’s conference, Vice President of Investor Relations, Mr. Roger Schrum. You may proceed sir.

Roger Schrum

Thank you, Caddis. Good morning and welcome to Sonoco's third quarter investor call. This call is being conducted on October 19, 2011. Joining me today are Harris DeLoach, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Jack Sanders, President and Chief Operating Officer; and Barry Saunders, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

The news release discussing the company’s third-quarter financial results was released after the market closed on Tuesday, October 18, and is available on our investor relations section of our website at

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