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Ball Corporation Recognized for Excellence in Metal Decorating

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ball Corporation Recognized for Excellence in Metal Decorating14:00 EDT Wednesday, July 13, 2011BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) has been recognized by the International Metal Decorator's Association (IMDA) with two "Best of Category" awards for excellence in metal decorating.The IMDA awarded the following products in these categories:Best of Category, Two Piece Cans: Miller High Life, aluminum beverage can, made at Ball's metal beverage packaging facility in Monticello, Ind.Best of Category, General Line Cans: ? Kikkoman Soy Sauce, steel oblong can, made at Ball's metal food and household products packaging facility in Elgin, Ill.(Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110713/LA34704-a)(Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110713/LA34704-b)"Ball Corporation utilizes world-class metal decorating technology to produce high-quality metal packaging," says Janelle Harris, Ball's director of graphics services. "Recognition from organizations like IMDA highlights the fact that our commitment to technology, quality and innovation adds value for our customers."The IMDA's annual "Excellence in Quality" awards competition recognizes companies that provide dynamic and high quality metal decorated pieces from all methods of the decorating industry. Entries are judged on the quality of printing, the degree of difficulty, the appearance of coating finishes, registration and the technical expertise required for each piece.Ball Corporation is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2010 sales of more than $7.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.Forward-Looking StatementsThis release contains "forward-looking" statements concerning future events and financial performance. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "estimates" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Key risks and uncertainties are summarized in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Exhibit 99.2 in our Form 10-K, which are available on our website and at www.sec.gov. Factors that might affect our packaging segments include fluctuation in product demand and preferences; availability and cost of raw materials; competitive packaging availability, pricing and substitution; changes in climate and weather; crop yields; competitive activity; failure to achieve anticipated productivity improvements or production cost reductions; mandatory deposit or other restrictive packaging laws; changes in major customer or supplier contracts or loss of a major customer or supplier; political instability and sanctions; and changes in foreign exchange rates or tax rates. Factors that might affect our aerospace segment include: funding, authorization, availability and returns of government and commercial contracts; and delays, extensions and technical uncertainties affecting segment contracts. Factors that might affect the company as a whole include those listed plus: accounting changes; changes in senior management; the recent global recession and its effects on liquidity, credit risk, asset values and the economy; successful or unsuccessful acquisitions; regulatory action or laws including tax, environmental, health and workplace safety, including U.S. FDA and other actions affecting products filled in our containers, or chemicals or substances used in raw materials or in the manufacturing process; governmental investigations; technological developments and innovations; goodwill impairment; antitrust, patent and other litigation; strikes; labor cost changes; rates of return projected and earned on assets of the company's defined benefit retirement plans; pension changes; reduced cash flow; interest rates affecting our debt; and changes to unaudited results due to statutory audits or other effects.SOURCE Ball CorporationFor further information: Investors, Ann T. Scott, +1-303-460-3537, ascott@ball.com, or Media, Scott McCarty, +1-303-460-2103, smccarty@ball.com