DGAP-News: Balda AG: Dr. Dirk Eichelberger joins Balda’s Managing Board


Balda AG / Key word(s): Change of Personnel

12.10.2007 10:35


Bad Oeynhausen, October 12, 2007. The Supervisory Board of Balda AG

appointed Dr. Dirk Eichelberger as a member of the company’s Managing

Board. With effect from November 1, 2007 Dr. Eichelberger is taking

over from Volker Brinkmann, to date chief financial officer. Brinkmann

is leaving the company as of October 31, 2007 to take on a new position.

‘Balda owes a great debt of gratitude to Volker Brinkmann. He has con-

tributed substantially shaping the course of the company over many years

and has played a major role in the successful development of our company

into a global high-tech group. We regret that he is leaving Balda and we

wish him every success and the very best for the future,’ said Richard

Roy, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Balda AG, in Bad Oeynhausen.

‘With his specific expertise and experience, above all in the Asian growth

markets, Dr. Dirk Eichelberger can build on what has already been achieved

and help press ahead with our growth’, added Roy.

Dr. Eichelberger, 43, held a number of leading management positions at

the REHAU Group, last of all as CEO Central Europe. As a member of the

Group Executive Board he was also the CFO of the group. He studied eco-

nomics and political sciences in Bonn and Kiel, and was awarded his doc-

torate in Switzerland. His international experience and his many years

of activity in the Asian growth regions are particularly valuable for

Balda, which is increasingly devoting itself to these markets.

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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,

among other things for 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 comple-

tely 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 facili-

ties in the region. Five additional manufacturing facilities in Germany,

Brazil, Hungary and Malaysia underline the group’s global competitive


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

(0) 5734 922 – 2728, Fax: +49 (0) 5734 922 – 2691, Mail: croehl@balda.de,

Internet: www.balda.de

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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.

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

(0) 5734 922 – 2728, Fax: +49 (0) 5734 922 – 2691, Mail: croehl@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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