Ball Foundation Expands Community Investment in 2012 to Support Education, Recycling and Community Engagement

Ball Foundation Expands Community Investment in 2012 to Support Education, 
Recycling and Community Engagement 
TORONTO, March 1, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - 
Charitable grants to nonprofits help to advance social sustainability 
The Ball Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Ball Corporation headquartered 
in Broomfield, Colo., awarded nearly $1.1 million in grants in 2012 to support 
many programs that create a positive, measurable impact in education, 
recycling and community engagement. The Foundation distributed the grants to 
nonprofit organizations operating in communities where Ball Corporation's 
employees live and work. 
"For well over a century, Ball and our employees throughout the world have 
donated money and time to support programs that advance sustainable 
livelihoods because we believe it is important to be a good neighbor, 
corporate citizen and employer of choice in all our communities," Jennifer 
Hoover, executive director, The Ball Foundation, said. "Investing in the 
future of our communities through our Foundation's grants program helps build 
on this legacy by supporting organizations that solve problems central to our 
company values and business strategy that can truly make a positive impact." 
Last year marked the first full year of the Foundation's grants program, which 
initially focused most of its support on nonprofits operating in the 
communities surrounding the company's headquarters and where nearly 25 percent 
of its global employee base lives. The Foundation will continue to support 
qualified nonprofits and their programs that create value for society and Ball 
Corporation's business. 
In addition to these grants, The Ball Foundation matched qualified 
contributions in 2012 made from Ball's manufacturing plants to nonprofit 
organizations in their local communities. The Foundation's matching program 
doubled the impact of plant contributions to nonprofit organizations in 
Bristol, Verona and Williamsburg, Va., Golden, Colo., Columbus, Ohio and 
Baltimore, Md. 
For a more comprehensive list of the Foundation's grant recipients, please 
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About The Ball Foundation
The Ball Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, private foundation. Founded in 
December, 2010, The Ball Foundation's mission is to provide financial support 
to nonprofit organizations that sustain the communities in which we live and 
operate by improving and promoting education, recycling and community 
About Ball Corporation
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 2012 
sales of more than $8.7 billion. 
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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. 
Corporate Media Contact: Jim Peterson
Investor Contact: Ann T. Scott
/PRNewswire -- March 1/. 
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