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BALL CORPORATION, HEEKIN CAN SAY HART-SCOTT-RODINO WAITING PERIOD HAS EXPIRED

 MUNCIE, Ind., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) and Heekin Can, Inc. (NASDAQ: HEKN) said today that on Jan. 17, 1993, the waiting period expired under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 for the previously announced proposed acquisition of Heekin by Ball.
 Completion of the acquisition is subject to, among other things, the approval of holders of a majority of Heekin's shares of common stock at a special meeting of stockholders.
 Ball Corporation manufactures metal and glass containers for the beverage and food industries and provides aerospace systems and professional services to government and commercial customers.
 Heekin Can, Inc. is a Cincinnati-based manufacturer of metal containers and sheet products for the food, pet food and aerosol can markets.
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 /CONTACT: Larry Miller, 317-747-6170 or 317-286-5856 after hours; or Brad Wilks, 317-747-6165 or 317-282-6198 after hours, both of Ball Corporation/
 (BLL HEKN)


CO: Ball Corporation; Heekin Can, Inc. ST: Indiana, Ohio IN: HOU SU: TNM

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