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Ball Corporation Completes Sale of Russian Beverage Packaging Business to Arnest Group for $530M

WESTMINSTER, Colorado., September 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Following its decision in March 2022 to exit the Russian market, Ball Corporation (NYSE: BALL) today announced it has completed the sale of its beverage packaging business in Russia to Arnest Group for $530 million. The buyer, Arnest Group, took over the entire Russian business of Ball Corporation.

“This decision is the result of months of deliberation, during which a solution was proposed that best secures the future of Ball’s colleagues and assets in Russia. We think this is a good result for Ball in these geopolitical circumstances,” he said. Dan FisherPresident and CEO of Ball Corporation.

Arnest is the largest manufacturer of perfumery, cosmetics and household products in aerosol packaging in Russia and Ball’s Aluminum Aerosol division has had the opportunity to work with a world class team at Arnest in the past. The closing of this transaction is not subject to any conditions, and all necessary approvals have been obtained. The sale is not expected to affect Ball’s business outside Russia.

Ball will hold his biennial Investor Day Management Briefing at 9:00 Mountain time on the September 22, 2022. To listen to the live broadcast of the event, use the link below:

https://ballinvestorday.gcs-web.com/register

About Ball Corporation
Ball Corporation provides customers with innovative sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverages, personal care and home products, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the US government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 24,300 people worldwide and have 2021 net sales of $13.8 billion. For more information visit www.ball.com or contact us on Facebook or Twitter.

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