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2016-11-23

Sonoco-Alcore Donates to Italian Earthquake Relief Effort

to Italian Earthquake Relief Effort

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2016-11-23 17:04 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco-Alcore
S.a.r.l. has donated paper cores to the City of Camerino, Italy, in
coordination with Shigeru Ban Architects in order to build its Paper Partition
System (PPS) as a temporary housing solution in areas recently affected by
earthquake.

When large-scale disaster occurs, many victims are forced to live in evacuation
facilities. This often means sleeping on the floor side by side, with minimal
privacy. To overcome this issue, Shigeru Ban developed simple paper partitions
using Sonoco’s paper tubes as structural frames, with curtains hanging from the
tubes for privacy.

“Housing is a basic human need,” said Adam Wood, vice president of Sonoco
Industrial International. “We are humbled to be a part of this relief effort,
and we hope that the small part we play can help those affected by this
tragedy.”

This housing was first developed and constructed in response to natural
disasters in Japan, and this marks the first time the PPS has been built
outside of that country. Shigeru Ban hopes that these structures will be used
to promote privacy and hygiene in disaster relief efforts across the world.

About Sonoco-Alcore:

Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. is wholly owned by Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and operates 29
tubes and cores plants and four paperboard mills in Europe, including the
Company's largest European uncoated recycled paperboard mill in Cirie, Italy.

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.

Contact:
Hilary Culbertson
+843-383-7859
hilary.culbertson@sonoco.com

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