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Sonoco Recycling Announces Leadership Changes

January 15, 2016

Hartsville, S.C., U.S. – Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has announced new leadership for its recycling business, Sonoco Recycling, LLC. Mike Pope has been promoted to general manager and president of Sonoco Recycling, LLC. Pope most recently served as commercial director for Sonoco Recycling and has been an instrumental part of the Recycling leadership team for the past five years. 

“We greatly value the leadership Mike has already shown for Sonoco Recycling, and look forward to the great things yet to come,” said Rodger Fuller, group vice president of Industrial Americas, Sonoco.

A recycling leader with locations and expertise worldwide, Sonoco Recycling annually collects more than 3 million tons of old corrugated containers, various grades of paper, metals and plastics. In addition, the Company has experts who provide secure, reliable and innovative recycling solutions to residential and commercial customers. Currently, Sonoco Recycling operates four material recovery facilities (MRFs) serving more than 125 communities in which curbside-collected residential as well as commercial materials are processed. The Company also operates recycling programs, which identify waste reduction opportunities that reduce operating expenses for many of the largest consumer product companies in the United States.

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.

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