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Silgan Announces Commencement Of Tender Offer To Purchase Up To $250 Million Of Stock And Authorization For Additional Stock Repurchases

This press release is for information purposes only, and is not an offer to purchase or the solicitation of an offer to sell any shares of Silgan’s common stock. The solicitation of offers to purchase shares of Silgan common stock will be made only pursuant to the tender offer documents, including an Offer to Purchase and related Letter of Transmittal that Silgan intends to distribute to stockholders and file with the Securities and Exchange Commission shortly.

SILGAN STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE TENDER OFFER STATEMENT (INCLUDING THE OFFER TO PURCHASE, LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL AND RELATED OFFER DOCUMENTS) WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE AND ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE TENDER OFFER.

Holders of Silgan common stock will be able to obtain these documents as they become available free of charge at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov, or at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s public reference room located at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20549. Please call the Securities and Exchange Commission at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information about the public reference room. In addition, holders of Silgan common stock will also be able to request copies of the Tender Offer Statement, the Offer to Purchase, related Letter of Transmittal and other filed tender offer documents free of charge by contacting Georgeson Inc., the Information Agent for the Offer, by telephone 1-866-296-5716 (toll-free), or in writing at the following address: c/o Georgeson Inc., 199 Water Street, 26 th Floor, New York, New York 10038.

Silgan Holdings is a leading supplier of rigid packaging for consumer goods products with annual net sales of approximately $3.5 billion in 2011. Silgan operates 82 manufacturing facilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Silgan is a leading supplier of metal containers in North America and Europe, and a leading worldwide supplier of metal, composite and plastic vacuum closures for food and beverage products. In addition, Silgan is a leading supplier of plastic containers for food and personal care products in North America.

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