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Ball Aerospace Employees Named AIAA Associate Fellows

            Ball Aerospace Employees Named AIAA Associate Fellows

PR Newswire

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 7, 2013

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Ball Aerospace & Technologies
Corp. employees Dr. Jeanette Domber and Dr. Lisa Hardaway have been elected
Associate Fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Domber and Hardaway will be inducted with 175 other new Associate Fellows from
around the world at the 51^st AIAA Sciences Meeting on Jan. 7, 2013 in Dallas,
Texas.

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Domber, a senior engineer in payload systems, is currently the chair for the
AIAA Structures Technical Committee and serves on the NASA Engineering &
Safety Center Structures Technical Discipline Team. Domber joined Ball
Aerospace in 2005 and has worked on programs such as Hubble Space Telescope
Servicing Mission 4, STORRM - the Sensor Test for Orion Relative-navigation
Risk Mitigation project, and MOIRE, the Membrane Optic Imager (for) Real-time
Exploitation technology demonstration. She earned her Ph.D. in 2004 and her
M.S. in 2000 from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Hardaway, a staff consultant in mission systems at Ball, is a member of the
AIAA Structures Technical Committee, the University of Colorado Department of
Aerospace Sciences External Advisory Board and the Accreditation Board for
Engineering and Technology, Inc. She has worked at Ball for 19 years and
received the company's Engineering Excellence award in 2010. She was also
honored with the 2011-2012 Zonta Foothills Club Woman of Achievement Award.
Hardaway received herPh.D. from the University of Colorado–Boulder in 2000,
and her M.S. from Stanford University in 1989. During her time at Ball,
Hardaway has worked in Ball's star tracker program and on numerous missions
including New Horizons, Deep Impact, and Hubble Space Telescope Servicing
Mission 4.

AIAA is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global
aerospace profession.With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide,
andnearly 100corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and
government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense.

To be selected for the grade of associate fellow, an individual must be an
AIAA senior member with at least twelve years' professional experience, and be
recommended by a minimum of three current associate fellows. Only two percent
of the AIAA's 35,000-plus members are elected as associate fellows each year.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national
agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S.
government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures
spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation
systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications.
For more information visit www.ballaerospace.com.

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 http://www.ball.com.

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 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 Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

Website: http://www.ballaerospace.com
Contact: Roz Brown, +1-303-533-6059, rbrown@ball.com
 
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