Balda AG / Key word(s): Capital Increase
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Balda subscription price 10 euros per new share
– Influx of funds expected to be approximately 68 million euros (gross)
– Subscription offers of main shareholders cover capital increase in full
– End of subscription period December 17, 2007, 12:00 (noon, CET)
Bad Oeynhausen, December 10, 2007. The Managing Board of Balda AG has in
agreement with the Supervisory Board laid down the subscription price for
the new shares from the capital increase concluded in November 2007 at 10
euros per share. On the basis of the subscription price the influx of funds
will total around 68 million euros (gross).
The main shareholders had already stated prior to the commencement of the
subscription period that they would exercise their subscription rights at a
subscription price of 10 euros. At this price they have also submitted
binding subscription offers for all the other new shares. Thus the entire
capital increase is covered.
With the capital increase Balda intends to strengthen the balance sheet, to
enhance the financing leeway and to further develop its position in the
growth regions of Asia.
The subscription period expires on December 17, 2007 (12:00 noon, CET). The
subscription rights will be traded for the last time on December 13, 2007.
From December 19, 2007 onwards the new Balda shares will be included in the
trading of the existing shares.
Taking into consideration the demand for the new shares and following an
assessment of the volatility and the market conditions, the subscription
price was laid down based on the volume-weighted average price of the Balda
share, which in the period from December 3 to 7, 2007 in XETRA trading was
9.7321 euros, plus a mark-up of 2.75 percent.
Letters of subscription submitted prior to the depositing of the
subscription price with Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht
(Federal Financial Supervisory Agency), scheduled for December 11, 2007,
may be revoked with the bank which accepted the letter of subscription,
within two working days of the depositing of the subscription price, thus
for the final time on December 13, 2007.
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Company profile Balda AG
The internationally operating Balda Group develops and produces highly
integrated devices comprising plastic, metal and electronic components as
well as touch sensors. Among the customers of the SDAX listed company are
international brand-names from the mobile telephony industry, medical
technology and various related markets.
The integration of plastic and touch screen technologies creates completely
new customer benefits. Only Balda currently offers both technologies from
one source on a global scale. The group has a strong position in the
important growth markets China and India and owns four production
facilities in the region. Plants in Brazil and in Malaysia, as well as the
facility in Germany for Balda Medical, underline the global competitiveness
of the group of companies.
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If you have any questions please contact: Balda AG, Clas Röhl, Phone: +49
5734 922 2728, Fax: +49 5734 922 2691, Mail: email@example.com, Internet:
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This ad hoc-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 ad hoc-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.
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Company: Balda AG
Bergkirchener Str. 228
32549 Bad Oeynhausen
Phone: +49 (0) 57 34 / 9 22-0
Fax: +49 (0) 57 34 / 9 22-2604
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, München, Stuttgart
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