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Ball Aerospace's Doug Neam Honored by Women's Vision Foundation

October 6, 2008

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Doug Neam, Vice President, Engineering

BOULDER, Colo.– Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Vice President for Engineering, Doug Neam has been recognized by the Colorado Women’s Vision Foundation with a Tribute Award for his role in promoting women in the workforce.

The Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports the advancement and development of corporate women. The group’s Tribute Awards, presented at the October Women’s Success Forum, honor individuals who act as role models and actively support the organization’s vision.

The Foundation selected Neam for its Tribute Award in the Ally category, based on his knowledge and understanding of issues faced by women in the workplace; his willingness to speak out and take action on behalf of women; actively supporting the advancement of women within his organization; and setting an example as a leader on behalf of working women.

In his role overseeing engineering for Ball Aerospace, Neam is also acknowledged for his strong advocacy of the Ball Corporate Diversity Council.

“I have long believed that my encouragement and support of women and minority employees was simply the right thing to do to strengthen our company. I am honored to be considered a champion for inclusiveness and diversity at Ball Aerospace,” said Neam.

Prior to joining Ball Aerospace in 1982, Neam worked for Martin Marietta. He holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Colorado’s Metropolitan State College. He also completed an A.A.S. degree in Aircraft Design at the Academy of Aeronautics, as well as architectural engineering coursework at Iowa State University.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions of important national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. Since 1956, Ball Aerospace has been responsible for numerous technological and scientific ‘firsts’ and acts as a technology innovator for the aerospace market.

Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) is a supplier of high-quality metal and plastic packaging products 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 more than 15,500 people worldwide and reported 2007 sales of $7.4 billion.

 

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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 Exhibit 99.2 in our Form 10-K, which are available at our Web site and at www.sec.gov. Factors that might affect our packaging segments include fluctuation in product demand and preferences; availability and cost of raw materials, including recent significant increases in resin, steel, aluminum and energy costs, and the ability to pass such increases on to customers; 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, including our beverage can end project; mandatory deposit or other restrictive packaging laws; changes in major customer or supplier contracts or loss of a major customer or supplier; and changes in foreign exchange rates, tax rates and activities of foreign subsidiaries. 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 current global credit squeeze, successful or unsuccessful acquisitions, joint ventures or divestitures; integration of recently acquired businesses; regulatory action or laws including tax, environmental, health and workplace safety, including in respect of 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; reduced cash flow; interest rates affecting our debt; and changes to unaudited results due to statutory audits or other effects.

 

 

 

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