Ocean Spray Names Crown Cork & Seal `Packaging Supplier of the Year'

Tuesday, November 5, 2002

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 5 -- Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) today announced it has been named "Primary Packaging Supplier of the Year" by Ocean Spray Cranberries (Lakeville-Middleboro, MA). Crown supplies Ocean Spray with 2- and 3-piece food cans for the packing of cranberry sauce and relish, as well as aluminum beverage cans in various sizes for juice products.

"To market world-class products, you need to work with world-class suppliers," said Ray Bourque, Director of Packaging and Processing Technology at Ocean Spray. "Our collaboration with Crown Cork & Seal helps us maintain leadership in the North American market."

"We are honored to receive this award," said Raymond L. McGowan, President, U.S. Food Can Division, Crown Cork & Seal. "It recognizes Crown's dedication to excellence in quality and service and our commitment to providing customers with packaging solutions that help add value to their brands."

The award recognizes Crown's outstanding service to Ocean Spray during its fiscal year, which ended on August 31, 2002. Ocean Spray recognizes suppliers in eight different categories, including primary packaging, secondary packaging and ingredients. The "Supplier of the Year" Award is a reproduction of a cranberry hand scoop, used before mechanized "wet" harvesting was introduced.

Crown Cork & Seal is a leading supplier of packaging products to consumer marketing companies around the world. World headquarters are located in Philadelphia, PA.

Source: Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc.