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Ball Corporation Board Increases Dividend



                  Ball Corporation Board Increases Dividend

Highlights

- Ball's quarterly cash dividend will increase 30 percent, to 13 cents per
share

- The dividend increase will be effective with the March distribution

- Ball will announce its fourth quarter and full-year 2012 earnings on Jan.
31, 2013

PR Newswire

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 30, 2013

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation's (NYSE:
BLL) board of directors today increased the company's quarterly cash dividend
by 30 percent, to 13 cents per share.

"This dividend increase returns value to our shareholders while maintaining
financial flexibility, and reflects management's expectations of continued
improved performance by the company," said Scott C. Morrison, Ball's senior
vice president and chief financial officer.

The cash dividend of 13 cents per share is payable March 15, 2013, to
shareholders of record on March 1, 2013. Ball will announce its fourth quarter
and full-year 2012 earnings on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Conference call
details are below.

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 2011
sales of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other
company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.

Conference Call Details

Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) will hold its regular quarterly conference call
on the company's results and performance on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at 9 a.m.
Mountain Time (11 a.m. Eastern). 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:

http://www.media-server.com/m/acs/0fa03f646a156eeac0eceb46582c477a

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 www.ball.com in the investors section under
"news and presentations."

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 Corporation

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