BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation's (NYSE: BLL) board of directors today declared a cash dividend of 10 cents per share, payable March 15, 2019, to shareholders of record as of March 1, 2019.
The board also approved the repurchase by the company of up to a total of 50 million shares of its common stock. The repurchase authorization replaces all previous authorizations.
"With the company's leverage at optimal levels, today's increased share repurchase authorization will facilitate our multi-year return of capital to shareholders," said Scott C. Morrison, senior vice president and chief financial officer.
Ball will announce its fourth quarter 2018 earnings on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Conference call details are below.
Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable 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 17,500 people worldwide and 2017 net sales were $11 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
Conference Call Details
Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) will announce its fourth quarter 2018 earnings on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, before trading begins on the New York Stock Exchange. At 9 a.m. Mountain time on that day (11 a.m. Eastern), Ball will hold its regular quarterly conference call on the company's results and performance. The North American toll-free number for the call is 800-268-2160. International callers should dial 303-223-2691. Please use the following URL for a webcast of the live call:
For those unable to listen to the live call, a taped replay will be available from 11 a.m. Mountain time on Jan. 31, 2019, until 11 a.m. Mountain time on Feb. 7, 2019. To access the replay, call 800-633-8284 (North American callers) or 402-977-9140 (international callers) and use reservation number 21913184. A written transcript of the call will be posted within 48 hours of the call's conclusion to Ball's website at www.ball.com/investors under "news and presentations."
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