Balda AG proposes dividend of EUR 2.00 per share for the short financial year 2012

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Balda AG proposes dividend of EUR 2.00 per share for the short financial year

Bad Oeynhausen, 20th September 2012 – The Board of Directors and Supervisory
Board of Balda AG have today agreed to propose the payment of a dividend of
EUR 2.00 per share for the short financial year 2012 (1st January to 30th June
2012) at the Annual General Meeting on 7th November 2012. In doing so, EUR 117.8
million would be distributed. The dividend is being proposed as a result of the
high proceeds collected from the sales of shares in touchscreen manufacturer
TPK Holding Co., Ltd. in the short financial year.

Thanks to the impact on earnings from these share sales, Balda reported Group
net earnings of EUR 250.7 million for the reporting period (Calendar year 2011:
minus EUR 39.1 million). As expected, the Group’s operating earnings before
interest, taxes and special write-downs remained negative at minus EUR 5.8
million (Calendar year 2011: minus EUR 6.0 million). Earnings were affected by,
amongst other things, delayed call-off orders in the Medical and Electronic
Products segments. Group sales from January to June 2012 amounted to EUR 24.7
million (Calendar year 2011: EUR 66.3 million). Balda AG’s consolidated
financial statements for the short financial year are published today.

Company profile Balda AG
Balda is a provider of high quality plastic solutions for the medical and
electronics industry. The company distinguishes itself by a number of
strengths, including first class engineering, products of superior quality as
well as fast and flexible tailor made services for its customers. Balda
operates internationally and has production sites in Germany and Malaysia. The
company’s success is based on investments in development and the use of
advanced and cost-efficient technologies. The shares of Balda AG are listed in
the Small Cap segment (SDax) of the Deutsche Börse.

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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
ISIN: DE0005215107
indexes: CDAX, Prime All Share
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart,
regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt
language: English