WESTMINSTER, Col., June 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Ball Corporation (NYSE: BALL) today received notice of an unsolicited mini-tender offer by TRC Capital Corporation (TRC) to purchase up to 2,000,000 common shares de Ball, representing approximately 0.63% of the company’s outstanding shares. TRC’s offer price of $70.50 per share in cash is approximately 2.9% lower than the closing price of Ball’s common stock of $72.51 on June 2, 2022, the last closing price before the start of the offer.
ball company do not recommend or approve TRC’s unsolicited below-market mini-tender offer and recommends that shareholders not tender their shares because the offer is priced significantly below the current market price of Ball’s common stock. Ball is not affiliated or associated in any way with TRC, its Mini-Tender Offering, or the Mini-Tender Offering Documentation.
Ball urges shareholders to obtain current market quotes for their shares, consult their broker or financial advisor, and exercise caution regarding TRC’s mini-tender offer. Ball advises shareholders who have not responded to TRC’s offer to do nothing. Ball also recommends that shareholders who have already tendered their shares withdraw those shares in accordance with TRC’s offer documents before the expiration of the offer..
TRC has made similar below-market mini-offers for shares of other companies. Mini-tender offerings are designed to seek less than 5% of a company’s stock, thereby avoiding many filing, disclosure, and procedural requirements of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
The SEC has warned investors that some bidders making mini-tender bids at below-market prices “hope they’ll catch investors off guard if investors don’t compare the bid price to the current price.” of the market”. The SEC’s guidance to investors on mini-tender offers is available at http://www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/minitend.htm.
Ball encourages brokers and traders, as well as other market participants, to review the SEC’s letter regarding the circulation and disclosure of the brokers’ and traders’ mini-bidding offering at https ://www.sec.gov/divisions/marketreg/minitenders/sia072401.htm.
Ball requests that a copy of this press release be included with all distributions of materials relating to TRC’s mini-tender offer for Ball’s common stock.
About Ball Corporation
Ball Corporation provides innovative and 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 had net sales in 2021 of $13.8 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.comor join us on Facebook Where Twitter.
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