DGAP-Adhoc: Balda AG: Balda AG sells Albea Kunststofftechnik GmbH in Seelbach


Balda AG / Key word(s): Disposal

22.12.2006 12:06

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The new owner intends to retain all employees of Albea

With approximately Euro 3.5 million the price realised is in line with


Balda receives an additional approximately Euro 8.0 million from the

redemption of intercompany loans by the vendee

Bad Oeynhausen – Today Balda has sold Albea Kunststofftechnik GmbH with

production facilities in Seelbach (Baden-Württemberg) as announced. Vendee

is a group of investors advised by INKAP Industriekapital GmbH. All 290

employees of Albea will retain their jobs according to plan. The existing

contracts with a temporary employment company will also be taken over;

currently 100 temporaries are working at the Seelbach plant.

INKAP intends to leverage and to further strengthen Albea’s excellent

market position and in particular its European presence. Albea is a

manufacturer of premium plastic components for a range of industries,

including the automotive sector. With approximately Euro 3.5 million the

price realised by Balda is in line with the expectations. In addition the

vendee pays back to Balda intercompany loans totalling approximately Euro

8.0 million.

Balda AG, Cersten Hellmich and Kathrin Wiederrich (Investor Relations),

Telephone: +49 (0) 5734 922 – 2706 / 2751, Facsimile: +49 (0) 5734 922 –

2691, e-mail: chellmich@balda.de, kwiederrich@balda.de, Internet:


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Language: English

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

E-mail: info@Balda.de

Internet: www.balda.de

ISIN: DE0005215107

WKN: 521510

Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr

in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, München, Stuttgart

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