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Ball Aerospace Named a Top Workplace by the Denver Post

April 16, 2012

BOULDER, Colo. –Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been named one of the Denver area’s Top Workplaces by the Denver Post. The 2012 awards recognize the 100 best regional companies to work for based on their strengths in providing an ethical and caring work environment with good leadership and development opportunities for their staff.

The Top Workplaces 2012 survey included small, mid-size and large companies. Through the Post’s required survey, employees evaluated their company based on criteria such as work environment, fair pay, workplace diversity, confidence in leadership, work-life balance, ethics, career growth and other factors. Ball Aerospace placed in the top 10 large Colorado companies category, and was the only aerospace company included in the results.

“For more than 50 years Ball Aerospace has maintained that its people are the heart of its business success, and we are honored that our employees have voted us a top employer," said David L Taylor, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. president and CEO.

Ball Aerospace, founded in 1956, continues to benefit from its status as a subsidiary of Ball Corporation. For 132 years Ball Corporation has been known as a successful and innovative company focused on its people. This leadership has profoundly influenced the culture of Ball Aerospace.

The survey is managed by WorkplaceDynamics of Exton, Pa., which specializes in employee engagement and retention and runs competitions for leading newspapers across the country.

Colorado companies both private and public as well as nonprofits and government agencies with at least 50 employees were eligible to participate. An employee response rate of at least 35 percent at each company was required for inclusion in the survey.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for 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. For more information visit

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) 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 more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit

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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 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.





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