DGAP-Adhoc: Balda AG: Balda sells production facilities in Herford and Oberlungwitz


Balda AG / Key word(s): Disposal

26.02.2007 14:04

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The new owner intends to retain all existing employees

With Euro 7.5 million the price realised is in line with expectations

An additional Euro 4.0 million Balda receives from the redemption of

intercompany loans by the vendee

Bad Oeynhausen, 26 February 2007 – Today Balda has sold Balda-Heinze GmbH &

Co. KG and HeRo Galvanotechnik GmbH both domiciled in Herford (North

Rhine-Westphalia) and Sächsische Metall- und Kunststoffveredelungs GmbH

(SMK) in Oberlungwitz (Saxony). The respective disposals have already been

announced last year. Vendee is Hanse Industriekapital-Beteiligungs-GmbH

(HanseIK) domiciled in Hamburg. According to plan all 408 employees will

retain their jobs.

Balda-Heinze offers coated premium plastic components, HeRo and SMK

specialise on galvanic finishing. As of today all three sites are

predominantly producing for the automotive industry. HanseIK is well placed

in the sector through its Consulting Company ITM Consulting Group Inc. &

Co. KG and intends to leverage and to further strengthen the already

excellent position of the three sites in the European market. A long term

agreement of cooperation provides Balda with ongoing access to the

capacities sold.

With Euro 7.5 million the price realised by Balda is in line with

expectations. An additional Euro 4.0 million Balda receives from the

redemption of intercompany loans taken over by the vendee. As a result

Balda totals Euro 11.5 million from the sale.

Balda AG, Cersten Hellmich or Kathrin Wiederrich, Telephone: + 49 5734 922

2706 / 2751, Facsimile: + 49 5734 922 2691, e-mail: chellmich@balda.de,

kwiederrich@balda.de, Internet: www.balda.de

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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

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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