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DOC360 is now "Slam-able" in Ball's Alumi-Tek® Bottle

BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DOC 360, the "bold, refreshing soft drink that obliterates the ordinary," is now available in Ball Corporation's (NYSE:BLL) Alumi-Tek® bottle. The 16-oz. fully recyclable aluminum bottle is paired with Ball's thermochromic ink that changes color when the contents are cold enough to drink and has been dubbed the "Slam Can."

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"Unique packaging such as the Alumi-Tek bottle and thermochromic ink provides the differentiation DOC360 needs to stand out to our consumers," said Gary Wypiszynki, DOC 360 Business Development Manager. "The chill-activated Slam Can is a premium package that communicates excitement and boldness that is authentic to our consumers."

"Alumi-Tek drinks like a bottle and cools like a can, which makes it perfect for the soft drink consumer who is on the go," said Robert M. Miles, senior vice president, sales for Ball's metal beverage packaging division, Americas. "Beverage makers and consumers continue to reach for aluminum packaging. With the Alumi-Tek bottle's many advantages, including reclosability, portability and brand-building real estate, it's easy to understand why Alumi-Tek is in demand."

DOC 360 is a brand of beverage manufacturer Wis-Pak. It is available at many Midwest retailers.

Wis-Pak is a manufacturer and distributor of Pepsi-Cola and other leading soft drinks. The company's corporate office is located in Watertown, Wis. and production facilities and warehouses are found throughout the South and Central United States. Wis-Pak is majority owner of WP Beverages, which has Distribution Facilities in Madison, Wis., Rockford, ll., Hermansville, Mich., Chamberlain, S.D. and Mitchell, S.D. For more information about Wis-Pak, visit: www.wis-pak.com.

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 approximately 15,000 people worldwide and reported 2012 sales of more than $8.7 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.

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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 www.sec.gov. 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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