Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(D) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


September 5, 2018

(Date of earliest event reported)









(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)


















(State or other jurisdiction




(IRS Employer



of Incorporation)


File No.)


Identification No.)



10 Longs Peak Drive, P.O. Box 5000, Broomfield, CO 80021-2510

(Address of principal executive offices, including ZIP Code)


(303) 469-3131

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Ball Corporation

Current Report on Form 8-K

Dated September 6, 2018







Item 5.03

Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.


On September 5, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Company amended the Bylaws to increase the size of the Board of Directors from ten to eleven, by increasing to four the number of director positions in Class III.   Exhibit 3(ii) attached hereto provides the text of the amendment.












Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On September 5, 2018, the Ball Corporation Board of Directors elected John A. Bryant as a Class III director of the Company.  Mr. Bryant worked for twenty years at Kellogg Company in various roles including as president and chief executive officer.  Mr. Bryant also sits on the Macy’s Inc. board of directors.  A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.


Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


The following are furnished as exhibits to this report:







Exhibit No.





Article 3, Section A of the Amended Bylaws


Press release dated September 5, 2018









Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
























/s/ Charles E. Baker





Charles E. Baker





Vice President  and General Counsel






Date: September 6, 2018