Brazilian Joint Venture to Add Second Production Line

            Brazilian Joint Venture to Add Second Production Line

PR Newswire

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 13, 2012

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)
announced today that its joint venture metal beverage can plant in Alagoinhas,
Brazil, which began production earlier this year, will start up a second
beverage can production line in the second half of 2013.

The Alagoinhas plant, located in the state of Bahia in northeast Brazil, makes
aluminum beverage cans for beer and other beverages. It is part of
Latapack-Ball Embalagens Ltda., which also operates metal beverage packaging
plants in Tres Rios, Jacarei and Salvador, Brazil.

"The Brazilian can market has grown by approximately 10 percent in 2012, and
demand is expected to continue to increase," said John A. Hayes, Ball's
president and chief executive officer. "The second Alagoinhas line, like the
first line, will be capable of making several different sizes. Its capacity is
secured under long-term customer agreements."

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 http://www.ball.com.

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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;
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

Website: http://www.ball.com
Contact: Investor Contact: Ann T. Scott, +1-303-460-3537, ascott@ball.com; or
Media Contact: Scott McCarty, +1-303-460-2103, smccarty@ball.com
 
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