Balda AG

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Balda share: Brilliant Comeback 2009

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Corporate news transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer/originator is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stock Activity Bad Oeynhausen (euro adhoc) - Balda share: Brilliant Comeback 2009 Bad Oeynhausen, 18 January 2010 - By returning to profitability and securing its funding in the fall of 2009, Balda AG has pulled off a brilliant performance in its share price development. The shares of the mobile phone supplier, listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, opened in 2009 at a price of 0.52 euros. In the course of the year the price of the stock exploded by 571 percent and at year-end amounted to 3.49 euros. This comeback made the stock to one of the upward climbers of the year in the Prime Standard segment. The stock continues its good performance in 2010 (closing price on Friday, 15 January 2010: 3,89 euros). 2009 Balda trade volume (Frankfurt and Xetra) totalled approximately 48.6 million shares. With the publication of the turnaround, the stock market turnover in the fourth quarter alone amounted to approximately 23.3 million shares or 63.1 million euros. In the past fiscal year Balda increased its market capitalization by 160.3 million euros to 189 million euros (previous year: 28.7 million euros). With respect to market capitalisation Balda climbed from the 109th position at 31 October to the 83rd at year-end 2009 in the official ranking of the Prime Standard segment (total of 374 companies). With reference to the stock market turnover Balda reached the 69th position as of 31 December 2009 (previous month: 80th). The replacement of the indices by the German Stock Exchange and in particular the SDax on 3 March 2010 is eagerly awaited by capital market experts. Company Profile Balda AG The Balda Group develops and produces complete plastic assemblies, electronic products and products for the medical industry. The customers of Balda are leaders in business from the mobile, entertainment and electronic communications as well as pharmaceutical and medical technology markets. The group has an international position with product sites in China, Malaysia, India and Germany. A subsidiary in the United States serves North American customers in product design and development. As part of a shareholding in a leading manufacturer of touch screens in China, Balda participates in the dynamic touch screen displays market. * * * This corporate news announcement includes "forward-looking statements" which are based on the current expectations of the management of Balda. They are subject to risks and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future, such as, for example, developments in the mobile communications industry, changes in technology and the ability to timely and successfully develop new products and various other factors. Balda does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or revise forward-looking statements except to the extent legally required. This corporate news announcement is not an offer of securities for sale or a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities in the United States or elsewhere. The shares in Balda AG (the "Shares") may not be offered or sold in the United States or to or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons (as such term is defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") unless registered under the Securities Act or pursuant to an exemption from such registration. The Shares have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act. end of announcement euro adhoc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: Balda AG Im Internet recherchierbar: Further inquiry note: Clas Röhl Tel.: +49 (0) 5734 922-2728 Branche: Semiconductors & active components ISIN: DE0005215107 WKN: 521510 Index: CDAX, Prime All Share Börsen: Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard Berlin / free trade Hamburg / free trade Stuttgart / free trade Düsseldorf / free trade München / free trade

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