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Ball's Findlay, Ohio, Plant Named MVP Award Winner by MillerCoors

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Ball's Findlay, Ohio, Plant Named MVP Award Winner by MillerCoors

14:00 EDT Thursday, May 30, 2013

BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation's (NYSE: BLL) Findlay, Ohio, metal beverage packaging plant has been named by MillerCoors as the recipient of the 2012 MVP Award. Ball will receive the award during a reception at MillerCoors' corporate headquarters in Chicago on May 30, 2013.

The MVP Award is given to the top supplier location to MillerCoors, chosen from more than 1,200 suppliers. Ball's Tampa metal beverage packaging plant won the award for 2010 and 2011.

"We are a customer-focused company, and getting close to our customers and understanding their needs and future direction is an integral part of Ball's success," said Glen L. Opp, senior vice president, operations, for Ball's North American metal beverage packaging division, Americas. "We are very proud that MillerCoors has chosen our Findlay plant for this award, and we will continue to align our operations with our customers and work together cross-functionally to ensure we satisfy our customers' needs."

Ball's Findlay plant employs approximately 360 people and was built by Ball in 1973. It produces a variety of infinitely recyclable beverage can and can end sizes.

MillerCoors is the second-largest beer company in the United States. Led by two of the best-selling beers in the industry, Coors Light and Miller Lite, MillerCoors has a broad portfolio of brands across every major industry segment. MillerCoors is a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company. Learn more at MillerCoors.com, at facebook.com/MillerCoors or on Twitter through @MillerCoors.

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 approximately 15,000 people worldwide and reported 2012 sales of more than $8.7 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 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 and divestitures; 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; uncertainties surrounding the U.S. government budget and debt limit; reduced cash flow; ability to achieve cost-out initiatives; interest rates affecting our debt; and changes to unaudited results due to statutory audits or other effects.

SOURCE Ball Corporation

For further information: Investors: Ann T. Scott, 303-460-3537, ascott@ball.com and Media: Scott McCarty, 303-460-5774,smccarty@ball.com

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