DGAP-News: Balda AG: Balda receives some 68 million euro from capital increase


Balda AG / Key word(s): Capital Increase

19.12.2007 17:05


Balda receives some 68 million euro from capital increase

– Maximum number of new shares issued, share capital increases by

6,769,584 new shares

– All new shares have been subscribed for or placed with investors at 10

euros per share

Bad Oeynhausen, December 19, 2007. Balda sees revenues totalling some 68

million euros (gross) from the capital increase concluded on November 29,

2007. All 6,769,584 new shares have been subscribed for or have been placed

at 10 euros per share following the end of the subscription period on

December 17, 2007. The XETRA closing price of the Balda shares on December

17, 2007 was 10.15 euros per share. ‘With the capital increase we set a

further cornerstone for continuing on our growth path,’ said Joachim Gut,

the Chairman of the Managing Board of Balda AG, in Bad Oeynhausen.

The share capital of Balda AG increases with the transaction from

47,387,088 euros by 6,769,584 euros to 54,156,672 euros. In agreement with

the syndicate banks the commencement of the capital increase is expected to

be registered with the commercial register (Handelsregister) on December

20, 2007. The new shares are due to be included in the listing on December

21, 2007.

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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.

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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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This press 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 press 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 Act.

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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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