Ball Corporation Completes Sale of Russian Beverage Packaging Business to Arnest Group for $530 Million


WESTMINSTER, Col., September 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Following the March 2022 decision to divest the Russian market, Ball Corporation (NYSE: BALL) announced today that it has completed the sale of its beverage packaging business in Russia to Arnest Group for $530 million. The buyer, Arnest Group, has acquired all of Ball Corporation’s Russian operations.

“This decision is the result of many months of deliberation to deliver a solution that best secures the future of Ball’s colleagues and assets Russia. We believe this is a solid result for Ball in these geopolitical circumstances,” he said Dan FischerPresident and CEO of Ball Corporation.

Arnest is the largest manufacturer of perfume, cosmetic and household products in aerosol packaging Russia and Ball’s aluminum aerosol division has had the opportunity to work with Arnest’s world-class team in the past. The completion of this transaction is not subject to any conditions and all necessary approvals have been obtained. The sale is not expected to impact Ball’s outside businesses Russia.

Ball will host its biennial Investor Day management briefing 9:00 a.m. mountain time on 09/22/2022. To hear the event live, use the link below:

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About Ball Corporation
Ball Corporation provides innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products for customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the US government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 24,300 people worldwide and reported 2021 net sales of $13.8 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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