DGAP-Adhoc: Balda sells site in Malaysia under a management buyout


Balda AG / Key word(s): Mergers & Acquisitions/Disposal

26.04.2013 15:09

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Bad Oeynhausen, 26 April 2013 – The Management Board of Balda AG has

arranged to sell its site in Ipoh, Malaysia, under a management buyout with

the approval of the Supervisory Board. Effective financially as of 31 March

2013, all shares of the subsidiary Balda Solutions Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (BSM)

will be acquired by Blue Ocean Genius Sdn. Bhd. (Blue Ocean), which is

majority-owned by James Lim, the Managing Director of BSM. Excluded from

the sale are the land and factory building of BSM, which will remain in the

possession of the Balda Group as key assets and will be rented back to BSM.

Blue Ocean has the option of acquiring the land and building in the medium

term at their market value, taking into account the rental payments made to

that point.

In the first three quarters of the 2012/2013 financial year (1 July 2012 to

31 March 2013), the Ipoh site has made an operating loss. From the fourth

quarter of the 2012/2013 financial year, the site will have no further

negative effect on earnings. For this reason, the transaction will

positively affect the development of earnings before interest, taxes,

depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) in the current financial year. The

divestment will result in non-cash effects on earnings in the amount of

approximately EUR -7 million. Regardless of this, Balda AG continues to

expect a clearly positive consolidated profit for the 2012/2013 financial


The closing of the transaction is subject to the granting of regulatory



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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

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