HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference calls on the below dates and times. As a result of the Company's accounting calendar, the first quarter of 2016 will contain 94 days, six more than in 2015, and fourth quarter will contain 90 days, five fewer than in 2015.  Any changes to these reporting dates or times will be communicated in subsequent news releases.
  News Release (1) Conference Call (2)
Fourth Quarter 2015 Results Feb. 11, 2016 Feb. 11, 2016
    11 a.m. ET
First Quarter 2016 Results April 21, 2016 April 21, 2016
    11 a.m. ET
Second Quarter 2016 Results July 21, 2016 July 21, 2016
    11 a.m. ET
Third Quarter 2016 Results Oct. 20, 2016 Oct. 20, 2016
    11 a.m. ET

(1) News releases will be issued on the dates noted before the opening of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.(2) Times shown are in the Eastern U.S. time zone.  The live investor conference call webcast can be accessed via the Internet at www.sonoco.com, from the Investor Relations tab at the top. Those planning to participate should plan to connect to the live webcast at least 10 minutes prior to the start. The presentation used during the webcast can also be found in the Investor Relations section.  Those interested in participating in the live interactive call should contact Sonoco Corporate Communications at +843-383-3450 to register. A telephonic replay of the call will be available on the Investor Relations website. The archived call will be available for 10 days from the date of the call.

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

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