Ball Senior VP, CFO Scott C. Morrison to assume responsibility for Global Metal Beverage Packaging business, effective immediately and on interim basis, following passing of Gerrit Hesk, senior VP, COO, Global Metal Beverage Packaging, on March 22

BROOMFIELD, Colorado , March 24, 2014 (press release) – It is with deep sadness that Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) today announced the passing of Gerrit Heske, 49, senior vice president and chief operating officer, global metal beverage packaging, who collapsed and died suddenly at his home on Saturday, March 22.

"Gerrit was more than a co-worker; he was a friend, and on behalf of the company and our fellow colleagues, we express our deepest condolences to his family," said John A. Hayes, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "While we grieve for our loss, both personally and professionally, we remain focused on the day-to-day tasks at hand. We will build on the legacy that Gerrit left us."

Effective immediately and on an interim basis, Scott C. Morrison, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will assume responsibility for the global metal beverage business.

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