Ball to Announce Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings on Jan. 31, 2013

        Ball to Announce Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings on Jan. 31, 2013

PR Newswire

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 31, 2012

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL)
will announce its fourth quarter 2012 earnings on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013,
before trading begins on the New York Stock Exchange. At 9 a.m. Mountain Time
on that day (11 a.m. Eastern), Ball will hold its regular quarterly conference
call on the company's results and performance.

The North American toll-free number for the call is 800-272-5460.
International callers should dial 303-223-2682. Please use the following URL
for a webcast of the live call:

For those unable to listen to the live call, a taped replay will be available
at 11 a.m. Mountain Time on Jan. 31, 2013, until 11 a.m. Mountain Time on Feb.
7, 2013. To access the replay, call 800-633-8284 (North American callers) or
402-977-9140 (international callers) and use reservation number 21641520.

A written transcript of the call will be posted within 48 hours of the call's
conclusion to Ball's website at in the investors section under
"news and presentations."

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) 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

Forward-Looking Statements
This 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 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

Contact: Investors, Ann T. Scott, +1-303-460-3537, or Media,
Scott McCarty, +1-303-460-2103,
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