BROOMFIELD - Ball Corp.'s chairman John Hayes has sold 20,000 shares of Ball Corp. stock valued at nearly $1 million.

On Dec. 3, Hayes sold the stock at an average price of $49.47 for $989,400. Following the completion of the transaction, Hayes owns 125,896 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,228,075.

The sale was disclosed in a filing posted Dec. 3 with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Broomfield based Ball Corp. (NYSE: BLL), a manufacturer of cans and other packaging products, opened at $49.33 per share on Friday. Ball Corp. has a 52-week low of $41.52 and a 52-week high of $50.71. The company has a market capitalization of $7.135 billion.