DGAP-Adhoc: Balda has sold the European infocom activities to Hanse Industrie Kapital


Balda AG / Key word(s): Disposal/Restructure of Company

13.05.2008 08:00

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The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


– Impact on liquidity in the high single-digit million euros range in line

with expectations

– HanseIK had acquired former Balda entities Balda-Heinze, HeRo und SMK in

early 2007 already

Bad Oeynhausen, May 13, 2008. Balda AG has sold the European infocom

business that was reacquired earlier this year via an asset deal

transaction, effective as of May 1, 2008. Buyer is Heinze Solutions GmbH,

which belongs to Hanse Industriekapital-Beteiligungs-GmbH (HanseIK),

Hamburg. Subject of the sale is the operation of Balda Solutions

Deutschland GmbH in Bad Oeynhausen (North Rhine-Westphalia). The operation

of Balda Werkzeugbau GmbH in Bad Oeynhausen is simultaneously being sold to

Heinze Werkzeugbau GmbH. HanseIK, which operates in comparable segments via

Heinze Kunststofftechnik in Herford (North Rhine-Westphalia), intends to

strengthen and continue its activities in the region. The contractual

partners have agreed to maintain silence with respect to the purchase price

and other details of the agreement. The impact on liquidity for Balda in

the high single-digit million euros range in compensation for its business

segment in deficit is in line with expectations.

HanseIK is well positioned in the plastics processing and surface

technology. The company had early 2007 already bought from Balda the

Balda-Heinze GmbH & Co. KG and HeRo Galvanotechnik GmbH, both based in

Herford (North Rhine-Westphalia) as well as the Sächsische Metall- und

Kunststoffveredelungs GmbH (SMK) in Oberlungwitz (Saxony).


Information and Explaination of the Issuer to this News:


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.


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



If you have any questions please contact: Balda AG, Clas Röhl, Phone: +49

5734 922 2728, Fax: +49 5734 922 2691, Mail: croehl@balda.de, Internet:


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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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