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Ball Corp. offer for Rexam PLC receives clearance in Europe

By Canadian Packaging staff   

General Ardagh Group Ball Corporation EC European Commission Rexam PLC

U.S. regulatory approval still pending.

BROOMFIELD, CO—Ball Corporation confirms that the European Commission (EC) has formally approved its proposed acquisition of Rexam PLC and thereby granted final regulatory clearance in Europe for Ball’s offer for Rexam PLC.

The EC has also formally approved Ardagh Group‘s proposed acquisition of certain Ball and Rexam PLC businesses.

Ball received final unconditional regulatory clearance in Brazil on June 8, 2016 and is working to obtain the remaining U.S. regulatory clearance soon, enabling the proposed acquisition of Rexam PLC to close.

Following closing of the transaction, Ball will remain a New York Stock Exchange listed company domiciled in the U.S.


About Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food 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 15,200 people worldwide and reported 2015 sales of $8.0 billion. For more information, visit, or connect on Facebook or Twitter.

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