Sonoco Board Declares Regular Dividend

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sonoco

    HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco's (NYSE:   SON) board of
 directors today declared a regular dividend of $.20 per share.  This 304th
 consecutive quarterly dividend will be payable June 8, 2001, to shareholders
 of record as of May 18, 2001.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991006/SNCLOGO )
     "Sonoco's board of directors voted to maintain the present dividend of
 $.20 quarterly and stated its intent to consider an increase later this year
 should general economic conditions improve," said Charles W. Coker, chairman.
     Sonoco, founded in 1899, is a $2.7 billion manufacturer of industrial and
 consumer packaging products and provider of packaging services, with 295
 locations in 33 countries, serving customers in 85 nations.
 
 

SOURCE Sonoco
    HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco's (NYSE:   SON) board of
 directors today declared a regular dividend of $.20 per share.  This 304th
 consecutive quarterly dividend will be payable June 8, 2001, to shareholders
 of record as of May 18, 2001.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991006/SNCLOGO )
     "Sonoco's board of directors voted to maintain the present dividend of
 $.20 quarterly and stated its intent to consider an increase later this year
 should general economic conditions improve," said Charles W. Coker, chairman.
     Sonoco, founded in 1899, is a $2.7 billion manufacturer of industrial and
 consumer packaging products and provider of packaging services, with 295
 locations in 33 countries, serving customers in 85 nations.
 
 SOURCE  Sonoco

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