BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation's (NYSE: BLL) board of directors declared a cash dividend of 13 cents per share, payable March 17, 2014, to shareholders of record as of March 3, 2014. The board also approved the repurchase by the company of up to a total of 20 million shares of its common stock. This repurchase authorization replaces all previous authorizations.
Ball will report its fourth quarter and full-year 2013 earnings on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Conference call details are below.
Ball Corporation 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 15,000 people worldwide and reported 2012 sales of more than $8.7 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.Conference Call Details Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) will announce its fourth quarter and full-year 2013 earnings on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at 9 a.m. Mountain Time ( 11 a.m. Eastern). The North American toll-free number for the call is 800-732-5617. International callers should dial 212-231-2939. Please use the following URL for a webcast of the live call: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/fa9d8zca/lan/en For those unable to listen to the live call, a taped replay will be available from 11 a.m. Mountain Time on Jan. 30, 2014, until 11 a.m. Mountain Time on Feb. 6, 2014. To access the replay, call 800-633-8284 (North American callers) or 402- 977-9140 (international callers) and use reservation number 21700833. A written transcript of the call will be posted within 48 hours of the call's conclusion to Ball's website at www.ball.com in the investors section under "news and presentations." Forward-Looking Statements 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; 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; successful or unsuccessful acquisitions and divestitures; 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.