Ball Aerospace Names Arthur C. Morrissey Vice President of Corporate Business Development

March 26, 2004

Aerospace veteran, Art Morrissey, recently joined the executive staff of Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. as vice president of corporate business development. Morrissey will be involved in the company's strategic market planning and analysis activities, as well as coordinate business development across the company's three strategic business areas -- civil space, commercial space and defense.

"We are thrilled to have someone of Art's caliber join the Ball Aerospace team," said David L. Taylor, president and chief executive officer of Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. "As we grow, it is imperative that we engage the aerospace market at a level commensurate with our business strategy."

Morrissey joins Ball Aerospace from Lockheed Martin Corporation where he held a variety of business development and program management positions. Prior to his aerospace industry experience, Morrissey worked in the public sector. He held senior positions in the White House, Office of Science and Technology Policy, the U.S. Department of State and the Central Intelligence Agency, where he was responsible for space, advanced technology and intelligence matters.

Morrissey holds a bachelor's degree and a doctorate in chemistry from Washington and Jefferson College and University of South Carolina respectively. He has served on numerous prestigious boards and panels, and is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Ball Corporation is one of the world's leading suppliers of metal and plastic packaging to the beverage and food industries. The company also owns Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Ball Corporation reported 2003 sales of $4.9 billion.

SOURCE: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

CONTACT: Sarah Hoyt of Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.,