Ball Corporation Completes Acquisition of Extruded Aluminum Packaging Facility in Mexico

Ball Corporation Completes Acquisition of Extruded Aluminum Packaging Facility
                                  in Mexico


- Ball has completed its acquisition of the Envases del Plata S.A. de C.V.
extruded aluminum aerosol packaging manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosi,

- The new plant reports into Ball's metal food and household products
packaging division, Americas

- Ball has chosen not to form a joint venture of its steel aerosol and Envases
del Plata Group's aluminum aerosol operations in South America

PR Newswire

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 13, 2012

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)
today completed its acquisition of Envases del Plata S.A. de C.V., a leading
producer of aluminum aerosol packaging with a manufacturing plant in San Luis
Potosi, Mexico.

The San Luis Potosi plant produces extruded aluminum aerosol cans for personal
care and household products to customers in North, Central and South America.
It employs approximately 150 people.

The plant is part of Ball's metal food and household products packaging
division, Americas, and complements Ball's global extruded aluminum aerosol
and slug business in Europe, and its aluminum slug business in North America
that Ball acquired in 2010. Ball is the largest supplier of extruded aluminum
slugs in the world, and this acquisition provides a new end market for Ball's
products including the company's technology that enablesmeaningful
lightweighting in the manufacture of extruded aluminum packaging.

Ball has chosen not to form a joint venture under the terms previously
discussed in Ball's Oct.1 announcement that would have combined Ball's and
Envases del Plata Group's aerosol operations in South America. Ball will
continue to operate its aerosol manufacturing plants in San Luis and Buenos
Aires, Argentina, as part of the company's metal food and household products
packaging division.

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 2011 sales
of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company
information, please visit

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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 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;
uncertainties surrounding the U.S. government budget and debt limit; reduced
cash flow; interest rates affecting our debt; and changes to unaudited results
due to statutory audits or other effects.

SOURCE Ball Corporation

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