Ball exceeds greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal set in 2004 as part of U.S. EPA program, reducing emissions by 18% in 2010, ahead of planned target of 16% by 2012

BROOMFIELD, Colorado , September 20, 2011 (press release) – Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) has exceeded its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal set in 2004 as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Climate Leaders program, the company announced today.

Ball had committed to reduce its direct and indirect GHG emissions globally by 16 percent by 2012, using 2002 as the baseline year. By aggressively managing energy efficiency programs throughout the company's operations, Ball reduced its global GHG emissions by 18 percent as of the end of 2010 and is continuing actions to further reduce emissions.

Ball joined the Climate Leaders program in 2004. The EPA industry-government partnership worked with companies to achieve comprehensive climate change and has since phased down services to its partners. While the program ended in 2010, Ball remained committed to achieving its GHG reduction goal.

"We have conducted numerous energy efficiency projects, including reducing compressed air use, improving lighting efficiency and recovering thermal heat, that have had a positive impact on reducing our GHG emissions and helped us surpass our original goal," said James N. Peterson, Ball's vice president, marketing and corporate affairs. "Our success is also due to placing greater emphasis on reducing energy usage globally and the commitment of our employees, who continually look for ways to conserve resources in our facilities and add efficiency and value to our manufacturing processes."

Ball originally set its Climate Leaders goal for its North American manufacturing sites. In 2008, the commitment was expanded to include Ball's manufacturing locations in Europe and Asia.

Ball Corporation 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 2010 sales of more than $7.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.

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