Ball Announces National Partnership with Blue Ocean Innovative Solutions for Retail Launch of the Ball Aluminum Cup™

BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) today announced that it has named Blue Ocean Innovative Solutions, a leading omnichannel solutions provider, to represent the Ball Aluminum Cup™ at Walmart and Sam's Club locations across the U.S.

Ball, the world's leader in sustainable aluminum packaging solutions, launched the U.S. pilot of its infinitely recyclable Ball Aluminum Cups™ in September 2019. In response to growing consumer demand for sustainable products, Ball identified an opportunity to create an innovative alternative to plastic cups. Just like an aluminum can, which has a global recycling rate of 69 percent, the aluminum cup can be recycled an infinite number of times without losing quality. In fact, 75 percent of aluminum ever produced is still in use today. Lightweight, sturdy and cool to the touch, the aluminum cup offers consumers a better beverage drinking experience and is a game changer for retailers, entertainment venues and concessionaires who want to offer more sustainable packaging options.

"We are thrilled about this new relationship with Blue Ocean Innovative Solutions," said Daniel W. Fisher, senior vice president and chief operating officer, Global Beverage Packaging. "Our research shows that consumers are hungry for a more sustainable cup solution and Blue Ocean's expertise in this industry will enable us to bring the Ball Aluminum Cup directly to them."

"Blue Ocean Innovative Solutions is very excited to partner with Ball on this game changing category innovation that will have a tremendous sustainability impact on the environment," said Biffy Fletcher, vice president of sales, Blue Ocean. "We also know customers will be surprised and delighted by the unique drink experience this fantastic product offers."

For more information or immediate commercial inquiries, please contact the Ball Aluminum Cup sales team at (303) 460-5685 or cupsales@ball.com.

About Ball Corporation
Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care 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 more than 18,300 people worldwide and reported 2019 net sales of $11.5 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

About Blue Ocean Innovative Solutions
Blue Ocean Innovative Solutions is a leading omnichannel solutions provider with services in sales, marketing, category analytics, ecommerce solutions and supply chain excellence. Blue Ocean exists to add value to our clients, customers and our people by navigating the waters of growing relationships, brands and businesses.  Consulting and specializing for Walmart Inc. For more information, visit http://blueoceanis.com/

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Ball announces national partnership with Blue Ocean Innovative Solutions for retail launch of the Ball Aluminum Cup™

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