Balda AG / Key word(s): Banking Syndicate
Further repayment of 4.5 million euros planned on short notice
Bad Oeynhausen, 26 May 2009 – Balda AG, listed in the Prime Standard of the
Frankfurt Stock Exchange, in the month of May repaid liabilities amounting
to in sum 6.5 million euros. Of these, 2.5 million euros went to a bond
creditor outside the group of consortium banks. An additional 4.0 million
euros were paid back to the consortium banks. Balda CEO Dr. Dirk
Eichelberger considers these repayments a confirmation of Balda’s now
ongoing stabilization, including the financial situation.
Balda AG was obliged to repay a liability of 5.0 million euros to a
creditor outside of the consortium banks, as outlined in the first
quarterly report 2009. For reasons of equality of treatment the consortium
banks of the Group had to agree to the payment of the previously named sum.
The partial repayment of 2.5 million euros to the bond creditor and the 4.0
million euros to the banks was undertaken in agreement with the consortium
banks. Balda is going to repay a further 8.5 million euros in 2009. Of
these, a partial amount of 4.5 million euros will be repaid on short
notice. Repayments since early May will by then have amounted to a total of
11 million euros.
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Company profile Balda AG
The Balda Group develops and produces highly integrated devices comprising
plastic and electronic components, primarily for the telecommunications
sector. In addition, the company manufactures high-tech equipment such as
headphones and hands-free sets.
The future is derived from past experience. Balda has developed an active
culture of continuous transformation through the traditions established
within the hundred years of its existence. Since its founding, innovation
and technology have been the significant driving forces of progress and the
guarantors of corporate success. Today, Balda is an internationally
positioned high-tech company with innovative products and a high
Balda AG, which is registered in the Prime Standard on the German Stock
Exchange, services international brand-name clients in the mobile
telecommunications sector, medical technology and other similar markets.
The Group produces close to its customers’ locations in the expanding
growth markets. With three production facilities, the Group has a strong
position in China and Malaysia. Within the framework of a shareholding in a
leading producer of touch screens in China, Balda is participating in the
dynamic development in the touch-sensitive display sector.
The vision was and is clear: Balda will strengthen its technological
innovations potential and further expand in the promising growth regions of
Asia. Balda will thus achieve the conditions for profitable growth and a
sustainable increase in added value.
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5734 922 2728, Fax: +49 5734 922 2604. Email: email@example.com, Internet:
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This corporate news 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
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Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
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