Press Release

Fred Doyle Selected by Ball Aerospace as Vice President, Special Programs

By SpaceRef Editor
April 6, 2005
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Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has named Frederick J. Doyle, Jr. as vice president of special programs. The position oversees critical programs and technologies for restricted customers, a key market area for the company. Doug Neam, who served in this role since early 2004, will return to his prior position of vice president, program operations.

“Adding an accomplished professional like Fred Doyle to our management team is a significant milestone for Ball Aerospace,” said David L. Taylor, president and CEO. “He brings a vast knowledge of the intelligence market and a strong understanding of performance on highly complex national programs. We look forward to having his expertise and outstanding customer relationships,” Taylor added.

Prior to joining Ball Aerospace, Doyle was executive vice president of solutions at Space Imaging. Other positions with that company included vice president of defense / intelligence solutions, vice president of advanced systems, vice president of development and director of systems engineering. Fred was responsible for the integration and initialization of the IKONOS satellite. Before joining Space Imaging, Doyle spent 20 years in government service, working for the Defense Mapping Agency (the precursor to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency – NGA), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). He holds a master’s degree in photogrammetry from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Virginia Technological University.

Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) is a supplier of high-quality metal and plastic packaging products to the beverage and food industries. The company also owns Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., which develops sensors, spacecraft, systems and components for government and commercial markets. Ball employs more than 13,200 people worldwide and reported 2004 sales of $5.4 billion. The company is celebrating its 125th year in 2005.

Forward-Looking Statements

The information in this news release contains “forward-looking” statements and other statements concerning future events and financial performance. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” and variations of same and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking 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 the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, especially in Exhibit 99.2 in the most recent Form 10-K. These filings are available at our Web site and at http://www.sec.gov. Factors that might affect our packaging segments include fluctuation in consumer and customer demand; availability and cost of raw materials, particularly the recent significant increases in resin, steel, aluminum and energy costs, and the ability to pass such increases on to customers; competitive packaging availability, pricing and substitution; changes in climate and weather; fruit, vegetable and fishing yields; industry productive capacity and competitive activity; lack of productivity improvement or production cost reductions; the German mandatory deposit or other restrictive packaging laws; changes in major customer or supplier contracts or loss of a major customer or supplier; international business risks, including foreign exchange rates, tax rates and activities of foreign subsidiaries; and the effect of LIFO accounting on earnings. Factors that might affect aerospace segment include: funding, authorization and availability of government contracts and the nature and continuation of those contracts; and technical uncertainty associated with segment contracts. Factors that could affect the company as a whole include those listed plus: acquisitions, joint ventures or divestitures; regulatory action or laws including environmental and workplace safety; governmental investigations; goodwill impairment; antitrust and other litigation; strikes; boycotts; increases in employee benefits and labor costs; rates of return projected and earned on assets of the company’s defined benefit retirement plans; reduced cash flow; interest rates affecting our debt; and changes to unaudited results due to statutory audits or management’s evaluation of the company’s internal control over financial reporting.

SOURCE Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

Web Site: http://www.ballaerospace.com

SpaceRef staff editor.