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VANGUARD LICENSES SONOCO'S PLASTIC SACK TECHNOLOGY

 HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco Products Company (NASDAQ-NMS: SONO) and Vanguard Plastics, Inc. settled patent infringement litigation today, according to an announcement from H.E. DeLoach, Jr., vice president-high density film products division for Sonoco, and W.C. Seanor, managing partner-Vanguard. The terms of the financial settlement were not released.
 Sonoco went to court to protect its patent on the tee shirt-shaped plastic grocery sacks against infringement by several other plastic sack producers. As part of the settlement, Vanguard has become a licensee, distributor of QuikMate(R) plastic grocery sacks. There are currently six licensees of the QuikMate plastic sack technology.
 Sonoco, an international manufacturer of packaging for industrial and consumer markets, is headquartered in Hartsville. Vanguard, a manufacturer of plastic sacks, is headquartered in St. Louis, Mo.
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 /CONTACT: Dick Puffer of Sonoco Products, 803-383-7425/
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