BALL ENTERS AGREEMENTS FOR 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY IN NORTH AMERICA BY 2021

Illinois Solar Energy Association | April 25, 2019

Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) today announced that it has executed two virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) – one wind and one solar – for 388 megawatts (MW) of new renewable energy. These agreements will allow the company to address 100% of the North American electricity load utilized in its corporate, packaging and aerospace operations by the end of 2021. Together, the wind and solar developments in Oklahoma and Texas will allow Ball to reduce its global Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 50%, equivalent to the carbon reduction of removing 180,000 passenger vehicles from the road annually. "These renewable energy agreements place Ball among the leading corporate buyers of renewable energy in our industry and the U.S., marking a critical moment in our sustainability journey, and are a demonstration of our commitment to have the aluminum can recognized as the most sustainable package," said John A. Hayes, chairman, president and CEO. "The combined wind and solar projects will allow us to address our North American electricity use, and make significant progress toward our previously announced Scope 1 and 2 science-based GHG emissions target, while leaving room for growth in our businesses." Ball first began using renewable energy in 2015, building three wind turbines in partnership with a local service provider to help power its Findlay, Ohio, beverage packaging plant. In 2018, Ball expanded the Findlay project to six turbines, which will generate more than 24,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of energy each year.

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As countries around the world look for ways to integrate renewable energy into their infrastructure, one country that’s in a leading position is Iceland. With plentiful sources of geothermal and hydropower, the only fossil fuels they import are for transportation – making electric vehicles especially attractive. Now, a ring of charging stations designed around ABB technology is set to point the way toward complete energy independence.

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As countries around the world look for ways to integrate renewable energy into their infrastructure, one country that’s in a leading position is Iceland. With plentiful sources of geothermal and hydropower, the only fossil fuels they import are for transportation – making electric vehicles especially attractive. Now, a ring of charging stations designed around ABB technology is set to point the way toward complete energy independence.

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