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Ball Corporation’s board of directors has elected Cathy D. Ross, retired executive vice president and chief financial officer from FedEx Express, and Pedro Henrique Mariani, chairman of the board of Banco BBM to serve as directors of the corporation.

Ross, 59, worked at FedEx Express, FedEx Corporation’s largest operating unit, in financial roles of increasing responsibility for 30 years. She most recently served as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to her career at FedEx, she worked at Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Procter & Gamble. Ross currently sits on the boards of directors of Avon Products, Inc. and Steelcase, Inc.

Mariani, 64, joined Ball’s board of directors as advisory director in July 2010 and has been chairman of the board, president and CEO for Banco BBM, a leading Brazilian financial institution. Mariani has served at BBM Group for 36 years and was appointed as chief executive officer in 1991. He also sits on the board of directors at FEBRABAN (Brazilian Federation of Banks).

“We are pleased to welcome Cathy to our board and to have Pedro move into a new role on Ball’s board of directors,” said John A. Hayes, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Their financial acumen, international consumer products and banking expertise, values and ethics will complement our diverse board of directors as we continue to pursue our Drive for 10 vision.”