Balda AG

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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Corporate news transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer/originator is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Capital measures Bad Oeynhausen (euro adhoc) - Balda-shareholding in TPK makes a strong stock market debut Bad Oeynhausen, 22nd November 2010 - Three weeks after the IPO of the touch screen manufacturer TPK at the Taipeh Stock Exchange on 29th October 2010 the share price of the company has settled within a stable range. Following on from the issue price of 220 Taiwanese dollars (5,30 euros) and a closing price on the first day of trading of 505 Taiwanese dollars (12,16 euros), the share price of TPK, in which the Frankfurt Stock Exchange listed Balda AG owns 16,1% has stabilised at a share price above 500 Taiwanese dollars. Balda's Chief Financial Officer Rainer Mohr is extremely satisfied with the listing of TPK: "The development of the stock market share price of TPK is moving at the upper end of our expectations. The shareholding is a very valuable asset for Balda." Last Friday (November 19th) the TPK share closed at 545 Taiwanese dollars (13,12 euros) from the stock exchange trading. The enterprise value of the current world's largest touch-screen manufacturer stood at this stock price at 122,1 billion Taiwanese dollars (2.94 billion euros). The value of the shareholding of Balda in TPK thus reached 473,3 million euros. TPK develops and supplies, among others, touch-screen systems for Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod products. * * * Company profile of Balda AG The Balda Group develops and produces complete plastic assemblies, electronic products and products for the medical technology industry. Balda´s customers are leading companies in the mobile phone, consumer electronics, electronic communications, pharmaceutical and medical technology markets. The Group is internationally positioned with production sites in China, Malaysia and Germany. A subsidiary in the USA serves North American customers in product design and development. Within the scope of its shareholding in a leading touchscreen manufacturer in China, Balda is participating in the dynamic development of the touchscreen displays market. * * * Contact: Balda AG, Clas Röhl, Telephone: (05734) 922 - 2728, Fax: (05734) 922 - 2604, E-mail:, Internet: * * * 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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