Sonoco appoints Board member Robert Hill as new Lead Independent Director

– USA, SC –  Sonoco Products Company (NYSE: SON), one of the largest sustainable global packaging companies, today announced the election of Robert Hill as the Lead Independent Director, succeeding Jim Micali who is retiring from the Board.

“We are pleased to have Robert stepping into the Lead Independent Director’s role. Along with his knowledge of Sonoco and our board, he brings a strong background in banking and finance, along with public company C-suite, board and merger and acquisitions experience,” said Board Chairman, John Haley.

He joined the Sonoco’s board in 2019, and in addition to serving as Lead Independent Director, he will chair the Governance Committee and will continue to serve on the Financial Policy and Executive Compensation committees.

About Robert R. Hill, Jr.

Robert Hill is Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of SouthState Corporation (NASDAQ: SSB), a financial services company headquartered in Winter Haven, Florida. SouthState Bank, N.A., the company’s nationally chartered bank subsidiary, provides consumer, commercial, mortgage, and wealth management solutions to more than one million customers throughout Florida, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia. Having worked over 27 years with SouthState, Hill has served in various positions with the company, including most recently as CEO since 2004.

A graduate of The Citadel, Hill earned a degree in Business Administration and subsequently earned an MBA from the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business. An active member of the community, Hill has held leadership positions as a board member in numerous organizations. He currently serves on the board of directors of the University of South Carolina Development Foundation, where he is vice-chairman. He recently served on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, where he was audit chair. Prior to that, he served on the Charlotte branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s board of directors. Additionally, Hill is a past Chairman of the Board of the South Carolina Banker’s Association.

About Sonoco

Sonoco is a global provider of consumer, industrial, healthcare, and protective packaging. With net sales of approximately $5.6 billion in 2021, the Company has approximately 22,000 employees working in more than 300 operations in 32 countries, serving some of the world’s best-known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is committed to creating sustainable products, services, and programs for its customers, employees, and communities that support our corporate purpose of Better Packaging. Better Life. The Company ranked first in the Packaging sector on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 2022 as well as being included in Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies for the third consecutive year.

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