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10 Longs Peak Drive

PO Box 5000

Broomfield, CO 80021

United States

Phone: 303-469-3131

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Ball Corporation supplies metal packaging to the beverage, food, personal care, and household products industries. The company’s packaging products are produced for various end uses and are manufactured in facilities worldwide. It also provides aerospace and other technologies and services to governmental and commercial customers within its aerospace and technologies segment. Segments The company operates through four segments: Metal Beverage Packaging, Americas and Asia; Metal Beverage Packaging, Europe; Metal Food and Household Products Packaging, Americas; and Aerospace and Technologies. Metal Beverage Packaging, Americas and Asia, Segment This segment offers metal beverage containers that are primarily sold to fillers of carbonated soft drinks, beer, energy drinks, and other beverages. Americas Metal beverage containers and ends are produced at 15 manufacturing facilities in the U.S., 1 in Canada, and 4 in Brazil. Ends are produced within three of the U.S. facilities, including one facility that manufactures only ends, and one facility in Brazil. Additionally, Rocky Mountain Metal Container, LLC, a 50-percent investment owned by the company and MillerCoors LLC, operate metal beverage container and end manufacturing facilities in Golden, Colorado. Asia The company manufactures metal beverage containers in the People’s Republic of China. Its operations include the manufacture of aluminum containers and ends in four facilities in the People’s Republic of China. The company also manufactures and sells high-density plastic containers in two People’s Republic of China facilities primarily servicing the motor oil industry. Metal Beverage Packaging, Europe, Segment This segment supplies two-piece metal beverage containers and ends for producers of carbonated soft drinks, beer, energy drinks, and other beverages. The European operations consist of 12 facilities — 10 beverage container facilities and 2 beverage end facilities — of which 4 are located in Germany, 3 in the United Kingdom, 2 in France and 1 each in the Netherlands, Poland and Serbia. In addition, the company is renting space on the premises of a supplier in Haslach, Germany, to produce the Ball Resealable End. The European beverage facilities produced approximately 18 billion metal beverage containers in 2013. Seven of the beverage container facilities use aluminum and three use steel. Metal Food and Household Products Packaging Segment This segment produces two-piece and three-piece steel food containers and ends for packaging vegetables, fruit, soups, meat, seafood, nutritional products, pet food, and other products. The segment also manufactures and sells aerosol, paint and general line and decorative specialty containers, as well as extruded aluminum aerosol and beverage containers and aluminum slugs. There are a total of 13 facilities in the U.S., 4 in Europe, 1 in Canada and 1 in Mexico that produce these products. In addition, the company manufactures and sells steel aerosol containers in two facilities in Argentina. In the U.S. and Canada, the company supplies aluminum slugs used in the production of extruded aluminum aerosol containers. The company owns Envases del Plata S.A. de C.V., which produces extruded aluminum aerosol packaging in Mexico with a single manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosí. The facility produces extruded aluminum aerosol containers for personal care and household products for customers in North, Central and South America. Aerospace and Technologies Segment This segment includes national defense hardware; antenna and video component technologies; civil and operational space hardware; and systems engineering services. This segment develops spacecraft, sensors and instruments, radio frequency systems and other advanced technologies for the civil, commercial and national security aerospace markets. The company produces spacecraft, instruments and sensors, radio frequency systems and components, data exploitation solutions and various advanced aerospace technologies and products that enable deep space missions. The majority of the aerospace and technologies business involves work under con

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