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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Harris DeLoach

73 2013 Executive Chairman of the Board

Robert Tiede

59 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Barry Saunders

58 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Vicki Arthur

59 2017 Senior Vice President - Plastic Packaging and Protective Solutions

Robert Coker

55 2017 Senior Vice President - Rigid Paper Containers and Paper/Engineered Carriers International

Rodger Fuller

56 2017 Senior Vice President - Paper/Engineered Carriers U.S./Canada and Display & Packaging

Kevin Mahoney

62 2011 Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning

John Florence

39 2016 Corporate Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Marcy Thompson

56 2013 Vice President of Marketing and Innovation

Allan McLeland

51 2011 Corporate Vice President - Human Resources

James Harrell

56 2015 Vice President, Tubes & Cores, U.S. and Canada

Robert Puechl

62 2011 Vice President - Global Flexibles

Adam Wood

49 2015 Vice President - Paper & Industrial Converted Products

James Micali

70 2012 Lead Independent Director

John Haley

56 2011 Director

Harry Cockrell

68 2013 Independent Director

Pamela Davies

61 2004 Independent Director

Philippe Guillemot

59 2017 Independent Director

Richard Kyle

52 2015 Independent Director

Blythe McGarvie

61 2014 Independent Director

Sundaram Nagarajan

55 2015 Independent Director

Marc Oken

71 2006 Independent Director

Thomas Whiddon

2001 Independent Director

Roger Schrum

61 Vice President - Investor Relations & Corporate Affairs

Biographies

Name Description

Harris DeLoach

Mr. Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. DeLoach has been our Executive Chairman since March, 2013, prior to which he had been our Chairman since 2005. He was our Chief Executive Officer from 2000 until his retirement in 2013, and President from 2000 to 2010. Mr. DeLoach is currently a director of Milliken & Company (a privately held innovative textile and chemical company). He was previously a director of Progress Energy, Inc. from 2006 to 2012, Goodrich Corporation from 2003 to 2012, and Duke Energy from 2012 to 2016. Mr. DeLoach is the father-in-law of J.M. Florence, Jr., who is an executive officer of the Company. Sonoco’s Board believes Mr. DeLoach is qualified to serve as a director based on his successful leadership of the Company over the past 31 years, including his 13 years of service as our Chief Executive Officer. Mr. DeLoach has extensive knowledge and understanding of our business, our people, our customers, and our shareholders. As a former practicing attorney and a board member of other public and privately held companies, he also brings in-depth legal and corporate governance experience.

Robert Tiede

Mr. Robert C. Tiede is re designated as Chief President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective April 2, 2018. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since January 2017. Previously Senior Vice President, Global Consumer Packaging & Services, Protective Solutions & Reels 2015-2017; Senior Vice President, Global Consumer Packaging and Services 2013-2015; Vice President, Global Flexible & Packaging Services 2009-2013. Joined Sonoco in 2004.

Barry Saunders

Mr. Barry L. Saunders is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Previously Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 2011-2015; Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer 2008-2011. Joined Sonoco in 1989.

Vicki Arthur

Ms. Vicki B. Arthur is Senior Vice President - Plastic Packaging and Protective Solutions of the Company. She is Senior Vice President, Plastic Packaging and Protective Solutions since January 2017. Previously Vice President, Global Protective Solutions 2013-2017; Vice President, Protective Solutions, N.A. 2012-2013; Vice President, Global Corporate Customers 2008-2012. Joined Sonoco in 1984.

Robert Coker

Mr. Robert Howard Coker is Senior Vice President - Rigid Paper Containers and Paper/Engineered Carriers International of the Company. He is Senior Vice President, Rigid Paper Containers and Paper/Engineered Carriers International since January 2017. Previously Group Vice President, Global Rigid Paper & Closures and Paper & Industrial Converted Products, EMEA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand 2015-2017; Vice President, Global Rigid Paper & Closures 2015; Group Vice President, Global Rigid Paper & Plastics 2013-2015; Vice President, Global Rigid Paper & Closures 2011-2013. Joined Sonoco in 1985. Mr. Coker is the brother-in-law of John R. Haley, one of Sonoco’s directors.

Rodger Fuller

Mr. Rodger D. Fuller is Senior Vice President, Paper/Engineered Carriers U.S./Canada and Display & Packaging of the Company, since 2017. Previously Group Vice President, Paper & Industrial Converted Products, Americas 2015-2017; Vice President, Global Primary Materials Group 2015; Group Vice President, Paper & Industrial Converting N.A. 2013-2015; Vice President, Global Rigid Plastics & Corporate Customers 2011-2013. Joined Sonoco in 1985.

Kevin Mahoney

Mr. Kevin P. Mahoney is Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning of the Company. since February 2011 Previously Vice President, Corporate Planning 2000-2011. Joined Sonoco in 1987.

John Florence

Mr. John Michael Florence, Jr., is Corporate Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. He is Corporate Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since November 2016. Previously Corporate Attorney 2015-2016. Joined Sonoco in 2015. Previously an attorney at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. 2005-2015. Mr. Florence is the son-in-law of Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., our Executive Chairman.

Marcy Thompson

Ms. Marcy J. Thompson is Vice President of Marketing and Innovation of the Company, since July 2013. Previously Vice President, Rigid Paper N.A. 2011-2013; Division Vice President & General Manager, Sonoco Recycling 2009-2011. Joined Sonoco in 2006.

Allan McLeland

Mr. Allan H. McLeland is Corporate Vice President - Human Resources of Sonoco Products Company since January 2011. Previously Staff Vice President, Human Resources, Industrial 2010-2011. Joined Sonoco in 1993.

James Harrell

Mr. James A. Harrell, III is Vice President, Tubes & Cores, U.S. and Canada of the Company, since December 2015. Previously Vice President, Global Tubes & Cores Operations February-December 2015; Vice President, Tubes & Cores N.A. 2012-2015; Vice President, Industrial Converting Division N.A. 2010-2012. Joined Sonoco in 1985.

Robert Puechl

Mr. Robert L. Puechl is Vice President - Global Flexibles of the Company, since January 2011. Previously Vice President, Global Plastics 2010-2011. Joined Sonoco in 1986.

Adam Wood

Mr. Adam Wood is the Vice President - Paper & Industrial Converted Products, EMEA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand of the Company. He is Vice President, Paper & Industrial Converted Products, EMEA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand since December 2015. Previously Vice President, Global Tubes & Cores February-December 2015; Vice President, Industrial Europe 2014-2015; Division VP/GM, Industrial Europe 2011-2014. Joined Sonoco in 2003.

James Micali

Mr. James Michael Micali is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Micali is a member, consultant, and limited partner of, Azalea Fund III (since 2008) and Azalea Fund IV (since 2014) of Azalea Capital LLC (private equity firm), Greenville, SC. He served as “Of Counsel” with Ogletree Deakins LLC (law firm), Greenville, SC, from 2008 to 2011. He retired as Chairman and President of Michelin North America, Inc., Greenville, SC, in August 2008. Following his retirement, Mr. Micali served as a consultant to Michelin through September, 2009. Mr. Micali is currently a director of SCANA Corporation, American Tire Distributors Holding, Inc., Monolith Materials, Inc., GVD Corporation (privately held) and Humphrey Enterprises (privately held). Mr. Micali was a trustee of the French Cultural Center, a nonprofit Boston charitable organization from 2009 to 2013. He also was a director of Lafarge North America from 2003 to 2007 and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Incorporated, from 2008 to 2012. Sonoco’s Board believes Mr. Micali is qualified to serve as a director based on the experience described above, including the leadership and operating experience derived from his executive service within a large manufacturing company with global reach. His international perspective, corporate governance experience as a director of other public companies, financial experience as advisor to a private equity firm, and legal expertise are also very valuable to us as a Board member, and in his role as Lead Director and Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.

John Haley

Mr. John R. Haley is Director of the Company. Mr. Haley has served as Chief Executive Officer of Gosiger, Inc., (a privately owned distributor of computer-controlled machine tools and factory automation systems), Dayton, OH, since 2010. He served as a Gosiger managing partner from 2001 to 2010, and as a Division Vice President from 1992 to 2001. Mr. Haley is currently a director of Ultra-met Carbide Technologies (privately owned) and the Gosiger Foundation (nonprofit organization). Mr. Haley is the brother-in-law of R.H. Coker, who is an executive officer of the Company. Sonoco’s Board believes Mr. Haley is qualified to serve as a director based on the experience described above, which has provided him extensive executive leadership experience in the manufacturing sector. His related experience in corporate finance also provides a valuable resource for our Board.

Harry Cockrell

Mr. Harry A. Cockrell is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Cockrell has been managing director of Pacific Tiger Group Limited, a Hong Kong-based privately held investment enterprise with a wide range of businesses and assets across the Asia/Pacific region, since 2005. He is a director of Pathfinder Investment Holdings Corporation, a Philippines real estate management group. He is a former director of Hanesbrands, Inc., and former investment committee member of Asian Infrastructure Fund. Earlier in his career, he was director of corporate banking for the National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia and was a banking advisor for Middle Eastern and Asian interests. Sonoco’s Board believes Mr. Cockrell is qualified to serve as a director based on the experience described above, as well as his wealth of business, financial, and investment experience, especially in the important and growing Asia/Pacific region. He also has hands on management experience in a number of industries and markets relevant to our products and services. His previous board experience and his position as a former officer of an international bank provides him with valuable regulatory and banking experience and an understanding of corporate governance issues.

Pamela Davies

Dr. Pamela Lewis Davies Ph.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Davies has been President of Queens University of Charlotte (institution of higher learning), Charlotte, NC, since 2002. Prior to that, she was Dean of the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte from 2000 to 2002. She is currently a director of YMCA, USA (a nonprofit organization) and Carolinas Healthcare System. She was previously a director of Charming Shoppes from 1998 to 2009, C&D Technologies, Inc. from 1998 to 2010, and Family Dollar Stores, Inc. from 2009 to 2015. Sonoco’s Board believes Dr. Davies is qualified to serve as a director based on the experience described above, as well as the financial and strategic planning expertise, broad leadership ability, global perspective, and strong business academic viewpoint derived from her service as president of a university and former dean of its business school. Her past experience on the boards of other public companies also provides her with valuable regulatory experience and an understanding of corporate governance issues.

Philippe Guillemot

Mr. Philippe Guillemot is an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Guillemot is the former chief operating officer of Alcatel-Lucent SA, Boulogne-Billancourt, France, prior to its acquisition by Nokia Oyj in 2016. Before his tenure with Alcatel-Lucent, Guillemot was chief executive officer and board director of Europcar Group from 2010 to 2012, Guyancourt, France; Chairman and CEO of Areva T&D, Paris, from 2004 to 2010; group executive vice president, Faurecia SA, Paris, from 2001 to 2003; and group vice president, Valeo, Paris, from 1998 to 2000; and he held several global executive positions with Michelin from 1983 to 1998. He graduated from École Nationale Supérieure des Mines in Nancy, France; and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. He serves on the board of directors of Constellium N.V. (NYSE: CSTM and Euronext Paris: CSTM), a global aluminum products manufacturer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and previously served on the boards of Visteon Corporation, an auto parts manufacturer based in Detroit, Michigan.

Richard Kyle

Mr. Richard G. Kyle is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kyle has been President and Chief Executive Officer of The Timken Company (a manufacturer of bearings, transmissions, gearboxes, motors, lubrication systems, and chain), North Canton, OH, since 2014. He was Chief Operating Officer, Bearings and Power Transmissions Group from 2013 to 2014, Group President, Aerospace and Steel from 2012 to 2013, and President, Aerospace and Mobile Industries from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Kyle joined Timken in 2006, and was elected to its board of directors in 2013. Prior to joining Timken, he held management positions with Cooper Industries and Hubbell, Inc. Sonoco’s Board believes Mr. Kyle is qualified to serve as a director based on the experience described above, and his broad operational leadership expertise gained in global manufacturing organizations. As a member of the board of The Timken Company, he also brings a valuable understanding of regulatory and corporate governance issues.

Blythe McGarvie

Ms. Blythe J. McGarvie is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. McGarvie taught accounting at Harvard Business School in the full-time MBA program from 2012 to 2014. She was Chief Executive Officer of Leadership for International Finance, LLC, (an advisory firm offering consulting services and providing leadership seminars) from 2003 to 2012. She is currently a director of LKQ Corporation and Wawa, Inc. (privately held). She was previously a director of Accenture plc from 2001 to February 2017, Viacom, Inc. from 2007 to February 2017, Pepsi Bottling Group from 2002 to 2010, and The Travelers Companies, Inc. from 2003 to 2011. Sonoco’s Board believes Ms. McGarvie is qualified to serve as a director based on the experience described above, which has provided her significant financial and general leadership expertise. Her service on the boards of other public companies also provides her with valuable regulatory experience and an understanding of corporate governance issues. NACD and Corporate Directors Group.

Sundaram Nagarajan

Mr. Sundaram Nagarajan is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Nagarajan Mr. Nagarajan is Executive Vice President of Automotive OEM of Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (ITW) (a Fortune 200 global diversified industrial manufacturer of value-added consumables and specialty equipment with related service businesses), Glenview, IL since 2014. He was Executive Vice President of Welding from 2010 to 2014, Group President, Welding International from 2008 to 2010, and Group Vice President Welding Group from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Nagarajan joined ITW in 1991. Sonoco’s Board believes Mr. Nagarajan is qualified to serve as a director based on the experience described above, including broad operational leadership expertise gained in a global manufacturing organization.

Marc Oken

Mr. Marc D. Oken is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Oken has been Managing Partner of Falfurrias Capital Partners (a private equity firm), Charlotte, NC, since 2006. He held executive officer positions (most recently as Chief Financial Officer) at Bank of America Corporation from 1989 until he retired in January 2006. Prior to joining Bank of America, he was a partner at Price Waterhouse LLP, serving there for 13 years. From 1981 to 1983, Mr. Oken was a Fellow with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He is currently a director, and chair of the audit committee, of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. and a director, and chair of the compensation committee, of Capital Bank Financial Corp. Sonoco’s Board believes Mr. Oken is qualified to serve as a director based on the experience described above, which has provided him in-depth financial and regulatory experience, banking perspective, and a mergers and acquisitions background, as well as senior leadership experience. Because of his accounting and banking background, Mr. Oken has previously served as Chair of the Audit Committee, and is currently an Audit Committee Financial Expert.

Thomas Whiddon

Mr. Thomas E. Whiddon is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Whiddon was an Advisory Director of Berkshire Partners, LLC (a Boston-based private equity firm), from 2005 until his retirement in 2013, and served various Berkshire portfolio companies in an executive capacity on an interim basis. He was Executive Vice President – Logistics and Technology of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. from 2000 until he retired in 2003 and was previously their Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Whiddon is currently a director of Carter’s Inc., Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., and BayCare Health System (nonprofit organization) where he also served as their Chairman of the Board from 2015 to February 2017. Sonoco’s Board believes Mr. Whiddon is qualified to serve as a director based on the experience described above, including his general management, information technology and logistics expertise, strong financial acumen, and experience with retail end markets. Mr. Whiddon is Chair of the Audit Committee, as well as an Audit Committee Financial Expert. Mr. Whiddon serves on the boards and audit committees of two other public companies, which provides him with valuable regulatory and corporate governance experience.

Roger Schrum

Mr. Roger P. Schrum is Vice President - Investor Relations & Corporate Affairs of the Company, since February 2009. Previously Staff Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Affairs 2005-2009. Joined Sonoco in 2005.