ad-hoc disclosure pursuant to section 15 of the WpHG transmitted by euro
adhoc with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution. The issuer is solely
responsible for the content of this announcement.
Bad Oeynhausen, 29 December 2011 – Rainer Mohr, sole member of the Board of
Directors of the Frankfurt SDax listed company Balda AG since February 2011,
has stood down from the position of CEO with effect of 1 January 2012 in
consultation with the Supervisory Board as a result of differing views
regarding strategy. Mohr joined the company´s Board of Directors on 3 July 2009
and was responsible for Finance, Administration and Strategy. In the past two
and a half years, he has successfully restructured the Balda Group with the goal
of realignment, sold loss makers and disposed of inherited liabilities. The
Supervisory Board wishes to thank Rainer Mohr for his work.
With Dominik Müser and James Lim, the Supervisory Board has thereupon appointed
two new members of the Board of Directors. Dominik Müser was appointed Chief
Executive Officer (CEO); he will be responsible for the company’s strategy in
the future; he will also perform the functions of a Chief Financial Officer
(CFO) and will thus be responsible for the areas of finance, law and
administration as well. James Lim will be responsible as new COO for production,
sales and development.
The new CEO of Balda AG, a former partner of the consultancy firm Roland Berger
Strategy Consultants GmbH, has in recent years worked as director and CEO at
various companies, where he worked successfully for the benefit of the
shareholders and partners there. On the basis of the existing activities in
the areas of the Medical and Electronic Products segments, Dominik Müser is to
craft a future strategy for the company that will facilitate a profitable
continued existence of the company. James Lim, who was appointed COO, was CEO
of the Malaysian subsidiary of Balda Solutions Malaysia until the end of 2010.
Based on his many years of experience in production, he is to strengthen Balda
AG and make it more powerful.
Alongside the continuing challenges in terms of the involvement in TPK, the two
newly appointed members of the Board of Directors are to strengthen the company
operationally and make it fit for the future.
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Company profile of Balda AG
The Balda Group develops and produces complete plastic assemblies, electronic
products and products for the medical technology industry. Balda’s customers
are leading companies in the pharmaceutical and medical technology,consumer
electronics, electronic communications and mobile phone markets.
The Group is internationally positioned with production sites in Germany and
Malaysia. A subsidiary in the USA focuses on product design and product
development. Within the scope of its shareholding in a leading touchscreen
manufacturer in China, Balda is participating in the dynamic development of
the touchscreen displays market.
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This ad-hoc announcement contains forward-looking statements that are based on
the current expectations of Balda’s management. They may contain a number of
risks and uncertainties because they refer to future events and depend on
circumstances that will occur in the future. Such events include the
developments in the mobile communications industry, changes in technology and
the ability to develop new products in a timely and successful manner.
Balda will neither revise these forward-looking statements nor correct them in
the event of any unexpected development, unless there is a legal obligation to
This ad-hoc announcement represents neither an offer to buy shares nor an
invitation to submit an offer to buy shares in the United States or any other
country. The shares in Balda AG (the ‘shares’) may not be offered or sold in
the United States or to or for the account of U.S. persons (as defined in
Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, in its current version [the
‘Securities Act’]), unless they are registered or are exempt from registration
under the Securities Act. The shares have not been and will not be registered
under the Securities Act.
Further inquiry note:
Tel.: +49 (0) 5734 922-2728
issuer: Balda AG
Bergkirchener Str. 228
D-32549 Bad Oeynhausen
phone: +49 (0) 5734 9 22-0
FAX: +49 (0) 5734 922-2747
sector: Semiconductors & active components
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