THE CORPORATE LIBRARY

Related Party Transactions and Outside Related Director Information

Sonoco Products Company (SON)

3/17/2006 Proxy Information

Mr. Paul Fulton is a director of Bank of America Corporation. See “Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation” for information about our transactions with Bank of America.

Mr. R.J. Brown is a director of Wachovia Corporation. Wachovia Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of Wachovia Corporation, committed $36,000,000 to the revolving line of credit syndicated by Bank of America to support our commercial paper program and for general corporate purposes. Wachovia Bank, N.A. also provides other lines of credit to support stand-by letters of credit, and it provides trustee services. We pay fees to Wachovia Bank, N.A. for the availability of the credit lines and for the trustee services, as well as interest on any borrowed funds. A subsidiary of Wachovia Corporation is also providing services to us in connection with the share repurchase program announced in December 2005.

Our management believes the prices and terms of the transactions reported above were comparable to those we could have obtained from other sources. We anticipate engaging in similar business transactions in 2006. The Board of Directors considered these relationships when making its determinations of independence.

During 2005, the Company employed family members of two of the directors of the Company. Charles W. Coker, Jr., currently Division VP/General Manager of the Flexible Packaging Division, Thomas L. Coker, formerly Division VP/General Manager of the Flexible Packaging Division, and R. Howard Coker, currently Division VP/General Manager of Sonoco Phoenix, are sons of retired director Charles W. Coker. Their 2005 earnings were $336 thousand, $258 thousand, and $252 thousand, respectively. John W. DeLoach, Plant Manager in the Recovered Paper Division, Harris E. DeLoach, III, also Plant Manager in the Recovered Paper Division, and Jeanette D. Florence, Senior Organization Development Specialist, are sons and daughter of Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO. Their 2005 earnings were $71 thousand, $64 thousand and $63 thousand, respectively. Each of these employees also received the usual employee benefits available to all employees at their levels.

3/2/2005 Proxy Information

Mr. Fulton is a director of Bank of America Corporation. During the third quarter of 2004, a Bank of America subsidiary managed the syndication and participated as agent to provide a five-year committed revolving line of credit for $350,000,000 to support our commercial paper program and for general corporate purposes. Bank of America’s commitment to this facility is $36,000,000. A committed line of credit from Bank of America has been in place since 1987 and has been renewed, amended and increased or decreased according to our needs. Bank of America has extended other lines of credit to us as support for letters of credit, overdrafts and other corporate needs. It also provides treasury management services to us. We pay fees to the bank for these services and for the availability of the lines of credit, as well as interest on any borrowed funds.

Mr. R. J. Brown is a director of Wachovia Corporation. Wachovia Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of Wachovia Corporation, committed $36,000,000 to the revolving line of credit syndicated by Bank of America to support our commercial paper program and for general corporate purposes. Wachovia Bank, N.A. also provides other lines of credit to support stand-by letters of credit, and it provides trustee services. We pay fees to Wachovia Bank, N.A. for the availability of the credit lines and for the trustee services, as well as interest on any borrowed funds.

Mr. C. W. Coker was paid a bonus of $350,000 in 2005 for services provided to the Company in 2004 as calculated under his approved 2004 incentive formula. Mr. Coker is a directorsof Bank of America Corporation.

C. W. Coker and F. L. H. Coker are brothers and are first cousins of J. L. Coker.

During 2002, we sold plastic bags to Lowe’s through one of its distributors. The aggregate value of these sales to Lowe’s was approximately $3,100,000. Mr. T. E. Whiddon, a director of our Company, was Executive Vice President – Logistics and Technology of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. until March 2003.

In light of Mr. Coker’s pending retirement as a director and his expected continued availability for consulting, at its February 2005 meeting the Executive Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors agreed to provide Mr. Coker with ongoing secretarial assistance and use of an office as well as use of the corporate aircraft for up to 50 hours a year for five years. In return, Mr. Coker will reimburse the Company for the variable operating costs related to his personal usage of the aircraft.

During 2004 the Company employed family members of two directors of the Company. Those whose compensation exceeded $60,000 were Charles W. Coker, Jr., Division VP/General Manager of the Protective Packaging Division, Thomas L. Coker, Division VP/General Manager of the Flexible Packaging Division, and Robert H. Coker, Division VP/Sales & Marketing of the Rigid Paper and Plastics Division, sons of Charles W. Coker, Chairman of the Board. Their earnings for 2004 were $288 thousand, $235 thousand and $231 thousand, respectively. John W. DeLoach, Plant Manager in the Recovered Paper Division and Harris E. DeLoach, III, also Plant Manager in the Recovered Paper Division, sons of Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., President and CEO, had earnings for 2004 of $71 thousand and of $64 thousand, respectively. Each of these employees also received the usual employee benefits available to all employees at their levels.

Mr. B. L. M. Kasriel is Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Lafarge of which Lafarge Platres International is a subsidiary. Sonoco Hongwen Paper Company, Ltd. ("SHW"), a subsidiary of Sonoco Asia, LLC, and Lafarge Onoda Gypsum, Shanghai, ("LOGS"), a subsidiary of China Plasterboard Corporation Holding Company (British Virgin Islands), a subsidiary of Lafarge Platres International, entered into an agreement in 1998 whereby LOGS would provide technical assistance to SHW in the development and manufacture of plasterboard liner. SHW would supply the plasterboard liner to LOGS at prevailing market prices. Lafarge Platres International, through China Plasterboard Corporation Holding Company, funded 50% of the capital costs ($450,000) for implementation of the project. The balance of approximately $450,000 was met by Sonoco Asia, LLC through SHW. The agreement was terminated December 9, 2002, and settlement will occur in March 2003.

Ms. D. D. Young is a director of Wachovia Corporation. Wachovia Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of Wachovia Corporation, committed $47,500,000 to the revolving line of credit syndicated by Bank of America to support our commercial paper program and for general corporate purposes. Wachovia Bank, N.A. also provides other lines of credit to support stand-by letters of credit, and it provides trustee services. We pay fees to Wachovia Bank, N.A. for the availability of the credit lines and for the trustee services, as well as interest on any borrowed funds. Ms. Young is also an executive officer and a director of The Phoenix Companies, Inc. During 2002, we paid approximately $516,000 to The Phoenix Companies, Inc. for premiums for executive life insurance policies covering certain of our officers and directors.

3/11/2004 Proxy Information

Charles W. Coker has been Chairman of Sonoco Products Company since 1990 and was Chief Executive Officer from 1990 to 1998. He was President from 1970 to 1990 and was reappointed President from 1994 to 1996, while maintaining the title and responsibility of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

C. W. Coker and F. L. H. Coker are brothers and are first cousins of J. L. Coker.

T. C. Coxe was Senior Executive Vice President of Sonoco Products Company from 1993 to 1996 and was Executive Vice President from 1985 to 1993.

Mr. Fulton is a director of Bank of America Corporation. During the third quarter of 2003, a Bank of America subsidiary managed the syndication and participated as agent to provide a 364-day committed revolving line of credit with a one-year term out option for $450,000,000 to support our commercial paper program and for general corporate purposes. Bank of America’s commitment to this facility is $43,200,000. A committed line of credit from Bank of America has been in place since 1987 and has been renewed, amended and increased or decreased according to our needs. Bank of America has extended other lines of credit to us as support for letters of credit, overdrafts and other corporate needs. It also provides treasury management services to us. We pay fees to the bank for these services and for the availability of the lines of credit, as well as interest on any borrowed funds. Mr. C. W. Coker, who is not a member of the Executive Compensation Committee, is also a director of Bank of America Corporation.

Mr. Kasriel is Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge of which Lafarge Platres International is a subsidiary. Sonoco Hongwen Paper Company, Ltd. (“SHW”), a subsidiary of Sonoco Asia, LLC, and Lafarge Onoda Gypsum, Shanghai (“LOGS”), a subsidiary of China Plasterboard Corporation Holding Company (British Virgin Islands), a subsidiary of Lafarge Platres International, entered into an agreement in 1998 whereby LOGS would provide technical assistance to SHW in the development and manufacture of plasterboard liner. SHW would supply the plasterboard liner to LOGS at prevailing market prices. Lafarge Platres International, through China Plasterboard Corporation Holding Company, funded 50% of the capital costs ($450,000) for implementation of the project. The balance of approximately $450,000 was met by Sonoco Asia, LLC through SHW. The agreement was terminated December 9, 2002, and settlement occurred in March 2003.

Ms. Young is a director of Wachovia Corporation. Wachovia Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of Wachovia Corporation, committed $43,200,000 to the revolving line of credit syndicated by Bank of America to support our commercial paper program and for general corporate purposes. Wachovia Bank, N.A. also provides other lines of credit to support stand-by letters of credit, and it provides trustee services. We pay fees to Wachovia Bank, N.A. for the availability of the credit lines and for the trustee services, as well as interest on any borrowed funds. Ms. Young is also an executive officer and a director of The Phoenix Companies, Inc. During 2003, we paid approximately $407,000 to The Phoenix Companies, Inc. for premiums for executive life insurance policies covering certain of our officers and directors.

Mr. R. J. Brown is a director of Wachovia Corporation. Wachovia Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of Wachovia Corporation, committed $43,200,000 to the revolving line of credit syndicated by Bank of America to support our commercial paper program and for general corporate purposes. Wachovia Bank, N.A. also provides other lines of credit to support stand-by letters of credit, and it provides trustee services. We pay fees to Wachovia Bank, N.A. for the availability of the credit lines and for the trustee services, as well as interest on any borrowed funds.

During 2003, we sold plastic bags to Lowe’s Companies, Inc. through one of its distributors. The aggregate value of these sales to Lowe’s was approximately $3,900,000. Mr. T. E. Whiddon, a director of our Company, was Executive Vice President – Logistics and Technology of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. until March 2003. The division which produces these plastic bags was divested in December, 2003.

3/7/2003 Proxy Information

C. W. Coker and F. L. H. Coker are brothers and are first cousins of J. L. Coker.

Mr. Robert J. Brown is a director of Wachovia Corporation. Wachovia Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of Wachovia Corporation, committed $47,500,000 to the revolving line of credit syndicated by Bank of America to support our commercial paper program and for general corporate purposes. Wachovia Bank, N.A. also provides other lines of credit to support stand-by letters of credit, and it provides trustee services. We pay fees to Wachovia Bank, N.A. for the availability of the credit lines and for the trustee services, as well as interest on any borrowed funds.

Mr. Paul Fulton is a director of Bank of America Corporation. During the third quarter of 2002, a Bank of America subsidiary managed the syndication and participated as agent to provide a 364-day committed revolving line of credit with a one-year term out option for $450,000,000 to support our commercial paper program and for general corporate purposes. Bank of America’s commitment to this facility is $47,500,000. A committed line of credit from Bank of America has been in place since 1987 and has been renewed, amended and increased or decreased according to our needs. Bank of America has extended other lines of credit to us as support for letters of credit, overdrafts and other corporate needs. It also provides treasury management services to us. We pay fees to the bank for these services and for the availability of the lines of credit, as well as interest on any borrowed funds.

Mr. B. L. M. Kasriel is Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Lafarge of which Lafarge Platres International is a subsidiary. Sonoco Hongwen Paper Company, Ltd. ("SHW"), a subsidiary of Sonoco Asia, LLC, and Lafarge Onoda Gypsum, Shanghai, ("LOGS"), a subsidiary of China Plasterboard Corporation Holding Company (British Virgin Islands), a subsidiary of Lafarge Platres International, entered into an agreement in 1998 whereby LOGS would provide technical assistance to SHW in the development and manufacture of plasterboard liner. SHW would supply the plasterboard liner to LOGS at prevailing market prices. Lafarge Platres International, through China Plasterboard Corporation Holding Company, funded 50% of the capital costs ($450,000) for implementation of the project. The balance of approximately $450,000 was met by Sonoco Asia, LLC through SHW. The agreement was terminated December 9, 2002, and settlement will occur in March 2003.

During 2002, we sold plastic bags to Lowe’s through one of its distributors. The aggregate value of these sales to Lowe’s was approximately $3,100,000. Mr. T. E. Whiddon, a director of our Company, was Executive Vice President – Logistics and Technology of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. until March 2003.

Ms. D. D. Young is a director of Wachovia Corporation. Wachovia Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of Wachovia Corporation, committed $47,500,000 to the revolving line of credit syndicated by Bank of America to support our commercial paper program and for general corporate purposes. Wachovia Bank, N.A. also provides other lines of credit to support stand-by letters of credit, and it provides trustee services. We pay fees to Wachovia Bank, N.A. for the availability of the credit lines and for the trustee services, as well as interest on any borrowed funds. Ms. Young is also an executive officer and a director of The Phoenix Companies, Inc. During 2002, we paid approximately $516,000 to The Phoenix Companies, Inc. for premiums for executive life insurance policies covering certain of our officers and directors.