Ball Corporation Completes Previously Announced Redemption of its 7.375% Senior Notes due 2019
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) announced today that it has completed the previously announced redemption of all of its outstanding 7.375% Senior Notes due 2019 (CUSIP No. 058498 AN6) (the "Notes"), representing approximately $315.4 million aggregate principal amount of Notes.
The Notes were redeemed at a redemption price of 100% of the principal amount of the Notes outstanding plus the Applicable Premium (as defined in the Third Supplemental Indenture, dated as of August 20, 2009, by and among Ball, the subsidiary guarantors named therein and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as trustee) as of, and accrued and unpaid interest to, the redemption date of January 10, 2014, payable in cash. On and after the redemption date, the Notes called for redemption were no longer deemed outstanding and interest ceased to accrue.
Ball used cash on hand and borrowings under its bank credit facilities and accounts receivable securitization program to fund the redemption. As a result of the redemption, Ball will record an after-tax charge of approximately $21 million in the first quarter of 2014.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, including the Notes.
About Ball Corporation
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.
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