Ball's McDonald, Van Horn to Receive 2014 Women in Manufacturing STEP Awards

 Ball's McDonald, Van Horn to Receive 2014 Women in Manufacturing STEP Awards

PR Newswire

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 7, 2014

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Ball Corporation (NYSE:
BLL)employees, Mary McDonald and Carmelia Van Horn, were selected to receive
2014 Women in Manufacturing Science, Technology, Engineering and Production
(STEP) Awards for their excellence and leadership in manufacturing.

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Sponsored by the Manufacturing Institute in partnership with Deloitte,
University of Phoenix and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the STEP
Awards identify and highlight women who have demonstrated manufacturing
excellence in science, technology, engineering or production roles through
their positive impact on a company's product development, process improvement,
projects, sales or other similar activities.

"Science, technology, engineering and production are at the heart of our
aerospace and packaging operations, and we are proud that Carmelia and Mary's
accomplishments were acknowledged through the STEP awards," said Lisa A.
Pauley, senior vice president, human resources and administration at Ball.
"Their recognition reinforces Ball's efforts to encourage and embrace
diversity of thought in the company's operations. More importantly, it
highlights the contributions of two key Ball team members who exemplify our
values every day."

The second annual STEP Awards are part of the larger STEP Ahead initiative,
founded in 2012 to examine and promote the role of women in science,
technology, engineering and production through recognition, research, and best
practices for attracting, advancing and retaining strong female talent.

McDonald and Van Horn will be honored among the 160 STEP award recipients, who
represent a diverse group of women from all levels of manufacturing, at a
reception in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 6. The STEP Awards program will
highlight each honoree's story, including their leadership and accomplishments
in manufacturing.

About Ball Corporation
Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for
beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and
other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball
Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 15,000 people worldwide and reported
2012 sales of more than $8.7billion. For more information, visit
www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains "forward-looking" statements concerning future events
and financial performance. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "estimates"
and similar expressions 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 in our Form 10-K, which are available on our
website and at www.sec.gov. Factors that might affect: a) our packaging
segments include product demand fluctuations; availability/cost of raw
materials; competitive packaging, pricing and substitution; changes in climate
and weather; crop yields; competitive activity; failure to achieve
productivity improvements or 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 or tax rates; b) our aerospace segment include
funding, authorization, availability and returns of government and commercial
contracts; and delays, extensions and technical uncertainties affecting
segment contracts; c) the company as a whole include those listed plus:
changes in senior management; successful or unsuccessful acquisitions and
divestitures; regulatory action or issues including tax, environmental, health
and workplace safety, including U.S. FDA and other actions or public concerns
affecting products filled in our containers, or chemicals or substances used
in raw materials or in the manufacturing process; technological developments
and innovations; litigation; strikes; labor cost changes; rates of return on
assets of the company's defined benefit retirement plans; pension changes;
uncertainties surrounding the U.S. government budget, sequestration and debt
limit; reduced cash flow; ability to achieve cost-out initiatives; interest
rates affecting our debt.

SOURCE Ball Corporation

Website: http://www.ball.com
Contact: Investors, Ann T. Scott, (303) 460-3537, ascott@ball.com or Media,
Renee Robinson, (303) 460-2476, rarobins@ball.com