Ball Foundation Commits $100,000 to the American Red Cross

          Ball Foundation Commits $100,000 to the American Red Cross

Charitable grant to support disaster relief and preparedness

PR Newswire

BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 7, 2013

BROOMFIELD, Colo., March7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Ball Foundation, the
philanthropic arm of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) headquartered in Broomfield,
Colo., has committed $100,000to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund
in 2013. The Foundation's grant will help to ensure the Red Cross is prepared
to respond before disaster strikes and assist people in need.

"The Red Cross provides extraordinary assistance to those in need, and Ball
has proudly supported its disaster response efforts for many years," said
Jennifer Hoover, executive director, The Ball Foundation. "Disaster relief is
an important part of the Ball Foundation's focus on advancing sustainable
livelihoods for people in our communities by improving self-sufficiency in
times of need. Our commitment will help ensure the Red Cross is ready to
respond immediately when disaster strikes, and help our communities to prepare
for disaster response, recovery and readiness."

According to the Red Cross, for every $1spent in preparation, $4to $10is
saved in recovery. Each year, the organization immediately responds to about
70,000disasters in the U.S., ranging from fires to hurricanes, floods,
earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents
and explosions.

"Many generous donors recognize the need to give once a community has been
devastated by disaster–but this donation by The Ball Foundation recognizes the
importance of supporting the Red Cross in all that it must do before disaster
strikes, so we can be fully ready to respond at a moment's notice when we are
needed most," said Gino Greco, CEO of the American Red Cross Mile High Region.
"This sort of proactive support enables us to meet disaster-affected
communities' needs more quickly, more efficiently and at a lower cost."

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to
victims of disasters; supplies about 40percent of the nation's blood; teaches
skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports
military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit
organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American
public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit
or join our blog at

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
engagement. For more information about the Ball Foundation, please visit

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 $8.7billion. For the latest Ball Corporation 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 Exhibit99.2 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

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