EANS-Adhoc: Balda AG / Balda extends its presence in the USA through acquisition of HK Plastics Engineering, Inc.



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Bad Oeynhausen, December 29, 2012 – Balda, a producer of high-quality plastic

products for the medical and electronics industries, has agreed the purchase of

100 percent of the shares of HK Plastics Engineering, Inc., Oceanside,

California, effective as of December 31, 2012. Through this acquisition, the

group extends its presence in the strategically-important US market and

particularly strengthens the medical segment. The purchase price amounts to a

higher single-digit range (EUR million). It will fully be financed with the

existing liquidity of the Balda Group. The sellers are the families of the


HK Plastics Engineering, Inc. is a full-service supplier of injection-molded

plastics and the associated molds. The company, which was founded in 1974,

operates a production facility at its headquarters in Oceanside and employs

around 80 people. HK Plastics Engineering, Inc. expects revenues of around USD

15 million (approx. EUR 11.5 million) and positive operating earnings (EBITDA)

for calendar year 2012. More than 80 percent of its revenues come from medical

customers, especially in the area of medical diagnostics.

Further inquiry note:

Frank Elsner

Frank Elsner Kommunikation für Unternehmen GmbH

Tel.: +49 – 54 04 – 91 92 0

Fax: +49 – 54 04 – 91 92 29



issuer: Balda AG

Bergkirchener Str. 228

D-32549 Bad Oeynhausen

phone: +49 (0) 5734 9 22-0

FAX: +49 (0) 5734 922-2747

mail: info@balda.de

WWW: www.balda.de

sector: Semiconductors & active components

ISIN: DE0005215107

indexes: CDAX, Prime All Share

stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart,

regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt

language: English