HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $.39 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on March 9, 2018, to shareholders of record as of February 28, 2018. According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 371st consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to shareholders. About SonocoFounded in 1899, Sonoco (NYSE:SON) 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 21,000 employees working in more than 300 operations in 33 countries, serving some of the world's best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is committed to Better Packaging. Better Life., and ranked first in the Packaging sector on Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies 2018 list. For more information visit www.sonoco.com.