Ball Corporation Prices $850 Million of Senior Notes

BY PR Newswire | CORPORATE | 09/09/21 04:22 PM EDT

WESTMINSTER, Colo., Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --?Ball Corporation?announced today that it priced an underwritten public offering of $850 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.125% Senior Notes due 2031 (the "Notes"). The offering is expected to close on September 14, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions and other factors.

Ball Corporation (BLL) ("Ball") intends to use the net proceeds from this offering of the Notes, together with cash on hand, to redeem its 5.00% Senior Notes due March 2022, with any remaining net proceeds intended to be used for general corporate purposes.

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., BofA Securities, Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC are acting as global coordinators and joint book-running managers of this offering of the Notes.

Ball is making the offer under a shelf registration statement previously declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This offering will be made solely by means of a prospectus and prospectus supplement, a copy of which may be obtained from Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attn.: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005-2836, email: prospectus-CPDB@db.com, telephone: (800)-503-4611, BofA Securities, Inc., NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte NC 28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by email at dg.prospectus_requests@bofa.com, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, telephone: 1-800-831-9146, e-mail: CorporatePDM@broadridge.com or Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, email: prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com, phone: 1-866-471-2526.

This announcement is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities. No offer, solicitation or sale will be made in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About Ball Corporation (BLL)

Ball Corporation (BLL) supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation (BLL) and its subsidiaries employ 21,500 people worldwide and reported 2020 net sales of $11.8 billion.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Lower-quality debt securities generally offer higher yields, but also involve greater risk of default or price changes due to potential changes in the credit quality of the issuer. Any fixed income security sold or redeemed prior to maturity may be subject to loss.

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