Balda AG

EANS-Adhoc: Balda AG
Balda expects to generate proceeds of EUR 238 million from sale of 20.0 million shares in TPK Holding

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Company Information

24.02.2012

Bad Oeynhausen, 24 February 2012 - Balda Investments Singapore Pte. Ltd., a
Balda AG Group company, has today agreed to sell a total of 20.0 million shares
in TPK Holding Co., Ltd., expecting to generate proceeds of roughly EUR 238
million (based on today´s exchange rate EUR/Taiwan Dollar). The transaction took
place as a block trade in accordance with the regulations of the Taiwanese stock
exchange; an investment bank was involved in the process. 

After the transaction, Balda Investments Singapore Pte. Ltd. continues to hold
17.8 million shares in TPK. The partial sale reduces the company´s interest in
the Chinese touchscreen manufacturer, a shareholding without strategic
significance, from 16.1 % to 7.6 %. The Board of Directors at Balda AG has
reiterated its intention to likewise dispose of its remaining interest in the
company at optimum value. 

The sale will result in considerable one-off earnings in the consolidated
financial statements for 2012, leading the Board of Directors to anticipate
considerable profit for the Group for the current financial year. The Board has
confirmed that it plans to distribute part of the proceeds generated by the
disposal to shareholders as an extraordinary dividend. As a further consequence
of the transaction, Balda's representative will resign from its management board
position in TPK. Closing of transaction is expected to take place within the
next week.



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 pharmaceutical, medical technology, consumer
electronics electronic communications and mobile phone markets. The Group is
internationally positioned with production sites in Germany and Malaysia. A
subsidiary in the USA operates 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.

This ad-hoc announcement contains forward-looking statements, which are based on
the current expectations of Balda´s management. They therefore contain a range
of risks and uncertainties because they relate to future 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
will neither revise these forward-looking statements nor correct them in the
event of any unexpected development, unless there is a legal obligation to do
so.

This ad-hoc announcement represents neither an offer to buy shares nor an
invitation to submit an offer to buy shares in the United States or any other
country. The shares in Balda AG (the "shares") may not be offered or sold in the
United States or to or for the account of U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation
S of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, in its current version (the "Securities
Act")), unless they are registered or are exempt from registration under the
Securities Act. The shares have not been and will not be registered under the
Securities Act.


Further inquiry note:
Frank Elsner 
Frank Elsner Kommunikation für Unternehmen GmbH
Tel.: +49 - 54 04 - 91 92 0
Fax: +49 - 54 04 - 91 92 29
Mail: office@elsner-kommunikation.de

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 
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issuer:      Balda AG
             Bergkirchener Str.  228 
             D-32549 Bad Oeynhausen
phone:       +49 (0) 5734 9 22-0
FAX:         +49 (0) 5734  922-2747
mail:     info@balda.de
WWW:      http://www.balda.de
sector:      Semiconductors & active components
ISIN:        DE0005215107
indexes:     CDAX, Prime All Share
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart,
             regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English
 



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