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10 Longs Peak Drive

PO Box 5000

Broomfield, CO 80021

United States

Phone: 303-469-3131


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. The company’s product lines are aluminum and steel beverage containers. It sells its packaging products mainly to large multinational beverage, food, personal care and household products companies with which it developed long-term customer relationships. Strategy The company’s business strategy includes improving value in its existing businesses; expanding into new products and capabilities; aligning with the right customers and markets; broadening its geographic reach; and utilizing its know-how and technological expertise to provide a competitive advantage. Segments The company operates through four segments, including 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 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. During the first quarter of 2014, the company sold its plastic motor oil container and pail manufacturing business in the PRC. Metal Beverage Packaging, Europe 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 2014. Seven of the beverage container facilities use aluminum and three use steel. Metal Food and Household Products Packaging 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 12 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. During August 2014, the company announced the installation of a new extruded aluminum aerosol container line in its DeForest, Wisconsin, facility, which is expected to begin production in the first half of 2015. Additionally, in October 2014, the company announced the construction of a new extruded aluminum aerosol container manufacturing facility in India, which is expected to begin production in the second half of 2015. In February 2015, the company announced the introduction of a new steel aerosol container manufacturing technology in North America, which is expected to start up in mid-2015. In the U.S. and Canada, the company

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