Ball Corporation will release its third quarter 2002 earnings on Thursday 24 October before trading begins on the New York Stock Exchange. At 9am US Mountain Time, Ball will hold its regular quarterly conference call on the company's results and performance.
R. David Hoover, Ball's chairman, president and chief executive officer, will host the call. The North American toll-free number for the call is 800-633-8413. International callers should dial (001) 212-346-7481.
For those unable to listen to the live call, a taped rebroadcast will be available until 11 pm Mountain Time on 31 October 2002. To access the rebroadcast, dial 1-800-633-8284 (domestic callers) or 402-977-9140 (international callers) and enter 20926451 as the pass code. A Web cast replay will be available at the call's conclusion at this address.
A written transcript of the call will also be posted within 48 hours of the call's conclusion to Ball's Web site at www.ball.com in the investor relations section under "presentations."
Ball Corporation is a leading supplier of metal and plastic packaging to the beverage and food industries. The company reported 2001 sales of $3.7 billion (€3.8bn), of which approximately $3.3 billion came from its packaging segment and $400 million from its aerospace and technologies segment.