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Ball Aerospace Goes Beyond at 2016 GEOINT Symposium

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BOULDER, Colo., May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace introduces its new branding and tagline to geospatial intelligence customers during this year's USGIF GEOINT Symposium at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, May 15-18.

Ball's dynamic new look unveils a tagline that embodies the full scope of what Ball does for its customers: Go Beyond™.  At Ball, we create innovative and affordable space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, and deliver actionable data and intelligence that protects national security. The new messaging platform demonstrates the passion and commitment our employees exhibit to enable our customers to perform beyond expectation.

"Ball is celebrating 60 years of aerospace innovation and contributes every day to enabling success in the defense, intelligence and homeland security communities," said Debra Facktor Lepore, vice president and general manager for Strategic Operations. "We are proud that our geospatial customers count on us to leverage our proven expertise to deliver the specialized data exploitation solutions they need to meet their missions."

At this year's Symposium, Ball Aerospace leaders will participate in discussions that include:

  • Monday, May 16:  Courtney Schafer, OSINT workshop – Automated Real-Time Determination of Maritime Vessel Intent and Type Using open-Source Video Imagery
  • Tuesday, May 17: Carl Fischer, Taming GEOINT Big Data with Scale

Technology demonstrations at Ball's booth #1401 will feature: Scale Software/Airborne ISR; ScanEagle 3D TotalSight; and Dynamic Content Management.

New branding for Ball Aerospace coincides with the launch of Ball's new website, Ball.com, which combines parent company Ball Corporation's distinctive brand storytelling with that of Ball Aerospace to better reflect the continually evolving offerings and innovation in both the metal packaging and the aerospace business.

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. Ball continues to invest and innovate in affordable, high resolution imaging systems, contributing to the needs of civil, military and commercial customers. For more information, visit http://www.ball.com/aerospace, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 15,200 people worldwide and reported 2015 sales of $8.0 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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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 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 in our Form 10-K, which are available on our website and at www.sec.gov. Factors that might affect: a) our packaging segments include product demand fluctuations; availability/cost of raw materials; competitive packaging, pricing and substitution; changes in climate and weather; crop yields; competitive activity; failure to achieve productivity improvements or cost reductions; mandatory deposit or other restrictive packaging laws; customer and supplier consolidation, power and supply chain influence; changes in major customer or supplier contracts or loss of a major customer or supplier; political instability and sanctions; and changes in foreign exchange or tax rates; b) our aerospace segment include funding, authorization, availability and returns of government and commercial contracts; and delays, extensions and technical uncertainties affecting segment contracts; c) the company as a whole include those listed plus: changes in senior management; regulatory action or issues including tax, environmental, health and workplace safety, including U.S. FDA and other actions or public concerns affecting products filled in our containers, or chemicals or substances used in raw materials or in the manufacturing process; technological developments and innovations; litigation; strikes; labor cost changes; rates of return on assets of the company's defined benefit retirement plans; pension changes; uncertainties surrounding the U.S. government budget, sequestration and debt limit; reduced cash flow; ability to achieve cost-out initiatives; interest rates affecting our debt; and successful or unsuccessful acquisitions and divestitures, including, with respect to the proposed Rexam PLC acquisition, the effect of the announcement of the acquisition on our business relationships, operating results and business generally; the occurrence of any event or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of our definitive agreement with Rexam PLC in respect of the acquisition; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against us related to the definitive agreement with Rexam PLC; the failure to satisfy conditions to completion of the acquisition of Rexam PLC, including the receipt of all required regulatory approvals; and failure to complete the sale of the Divestment Business.

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