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Insulated Shippers maintain frozen payload temperature.

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March 12, 2014 - Available in 4 sizes from 2.5–24 L, Envoy Frozen Series maintains temperature of payload – pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines, and other products – at less than -20°C for minimum of 4 days (depending on model) during transport. These temperature controlled shippers are pre-qualified to real world ISCsilver® ambient profile to ensure compliance to GDP regulations.

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Original Press Release

Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Envoy® Frozen Series of Pre-Qualified Shippers

Press release date: March 4, 2014

New insulated shippers ensure protection of pharmaceuticals and other high-value biologics for a minimum of four days

MALLOW, Ireland -- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has added frozen (less than minus 20 degrees Celsius)configurations to its popular Envoy Series of pre-qualified shippers. The Envoy Series is a proven solution for maintaining pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other high-value products within a specified temperature range during transport.  With the addition of the frozen range, the Envoy Series now offers a complete suite of solutions for frozen, refrigerated and CRT shipping applications.

"The addition of frozen configurations to the Envoy Series now gives Sonoco ThermoSafe Europe one of the most comprehensive selections of temperature controlled shippers available," said Niall Lehane, general manager, Sonoco ThermoSafe Europe. "We will continue to expand the Envoy line by adding sizes and durations as needed to meet market and regulatory requirements."

Russell Grissett, Sonoco ThermoSafe division vice president, commented, "Our presence in Europe is now stronger than ever with our added manufacturing capability in Germany and the availability of the full Envoy series. We will continue adding innovative products to our portfolio in Europe to address the ever-changing needs of the market."

The Envoy Frozen Series currently consists of four sizes ranging from 2.5 litres to 24 litres.  The shippers will maintain the payload's temperature at less than minus 20 degrees Celsiusfor a minimum of four days, depending on model. All Envoy shipping systems are pre-qualified to our real world ISCsilver(®) ambient profile to ensure compliance to GDP regulations.

Sonoco ThermoSafe is a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging for the safe and efficient transport of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other temperature-sensitive products. Sonoco ThermoSafe shipping solutions mitigate risk for our customers and ensure product efficacy throughout the extremes of a supply chain. With operations in North America, Europe and Asia, Sonoco ThermoSafe has a vast product offering featuring industry-leading technology that encompasses refrigerated, frozen or controlled room temperature applications. In addition, Sonoco ThermoSafe's ISC Labs(®) design and testing services deliver individualized and innovative packaging solutions along with qualification and validation services to meet all regulatory requirements. More information can be found at www.thermosafe.com.

About Sonoco
Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $4.9 billion, the Company has more than 19,900 employees working in 335 operations in 33 countries, serving many of the world's best-known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is a proud member of the 2013/2014 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. For more information on the Company, visit our website at sonoco.com.

CONTACT:
Roger Schrum
+843-339-6018
roger.schrum@sonoco.com

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