SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(D) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
January 25, 2012
(Date of earliest event reported)
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
10 Longs Peak Drive, P.O. Box 5000, Broomfield, CO 80021-2510
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Current Report on Form 8-K
Dated January 26, 2012
On January 26, 2012, Ball Corporation (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its fourth quarter and full year earnings for 2011, which results are set forth in the press release dated January 26, 2012, and attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Earnings information regarding the fourth quarter and full year 2011, as well as information regarding the use of non-GAAP financial measures, are set forth in the attached press release.
The information in this Report shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
On January 25, 2012, the Board of Directors of the Company amended the Bylaws to add a Majority Vote–Director Resignation provision. Exhibit 3(ii) attached hereto provides the text of the new provision.
On January 25, 2012, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase by the Company of up to a total of 30 million shares of its common stock and authorized a nearly 43 percent increase in the Company’s quarterly cash dividend to 10 cents per share. This repurchase authorization replaces all previous authorizations. The repurchase authorization and dividend increase are described in the press release dated January 25, 2012, and attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2.
The following are furnished as exhibits to this report:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: January 26, 2012
January 26, 2012