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Wood Elected Vice President, Industrial Europe and Sonoco Officer

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

HARTSVILLE, S.C. - Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced today Adam Wood has been elected vice president of Industrial Europe and a Corporate Officer by the Company's Board of Directors. The appointment is effective Aug. 1, 2014.

Wood, 46, is responsible for the Company's Sonoco-Alcore subsidiary, based in Brussels, Belgium, which operates 30 tube and core plants and five paperboard mills in Europe. Wood began his career with Sonoco in 2003 as European sales director. Over the next 10 years he progressed through various positions of increasing responsibility, including serving as regional sales manager for the Company's North America Industrial Products Division. Prior to this appointment, Wood was division vice president and general manger, Industrial Europe.

"We are fortunate to have someone with Adam's knowledge and experience leading ourEuropean Industrial operations," said Jack Sanders, Sonoco's president and chief executive officer. "Adam is uniquely qualified for this new leadership position given his track record of steadily improving the performance of our market leading tube and core business inEurope. His perspective on key markets we serve, combined with his service as a member of our global management team, will prove to be invaluable to our organization as we strive to expand our business in both established and emerging regions of Europe and theMiddle East."

Wood holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Bradford University School of Management and was qualified by the Chartered Institute of Management. He reports to John Colyer, senior vice president, Global Industrial Products and Protective Solutions.


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