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HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $0.35 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on December 10, 2015, to shareholders of record as of November 13, 2015. According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 362 nd consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has yeppaid 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 $5.0 billion, the Company has 20,800 employees working in more than 330 operations in 34 countries, serving some of the world's best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is a proud member of the 2015/2016 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. For more information on the Company, visit our website at www.sonoco.com.