EANS-News: Balda AG / Balda share: Brilliant Comeback 2009

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Bad Oeynhausen (euro adhoc) – Balda share: Brilliant Comeback 2009

Bad Oeynhausen, 18 January 2010 – By returning to profitability and securing its
funding in the fall of 2009, Balda AG has pulled off a brilliant performance in
its share price development. The shares of the mobile phone supplier, listed in
the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, opened in 2009 at a price of
0.52 euros. In the course of the year the price of the stock exploded by 571
percent and at year-end amounted to 3.49 euros. This comeback made the stock to
one of the upward climbers of the year in the Prime Standard segment. The stock
continues its good performance in 2010 (closing price on Friday, 15 January
2010: 3,89 euros).
2009 Balda trade volume (Frankfurt and Xetra) totalled approximately 48.6
million shares. With the publication of the turnaround, the stock market
turnover in the fourth quarter alone amounted to approximately 23.3 million
shares or 63.1 million euros. In the past fiscal year Balda increased its market
capitalization by 160.3 million euros to 189 million euros (previous year: 28.7
million euros).
With respect to market capitalisation Balda climbed from the 109th position at
31 October to the 83rd at year-end 2009 in the official ranking of the Prime
Standard segment (total of 374 companies). With reference to the stock market
turnover Balda reached the 69th position as of 31 December 2009 (previous month:
80th). The replacement of the indices by the German Stock Exchange and in
particular the SDax on 3 March 2010 is eagerly awaited by capital market

Company Profile Balda AG
The Balda Group develops and produces complete plastic assemblies, electronic
products and products for the medical industry. The customers of Balda are
leaders in business from the mobile, entertainment and electronic communications
as well as pharmaceutical and medical technology markets.
The group has an international position with product sites in China, Malaysia,
India and Germany. A subsidiary in the United States serves North American
customers in product design and development. As part of a shareholding in a
leading manufacturer of touch screens in China, Balda participates in the
dynamic touch screen displays market.

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This corporate news 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 corporate news 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.

Further inquiry note:
Clas Röhl
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
mail: info@balda.de
WWW: www.balda.de
sector: Semiconductors & active components
ISIN: DE0005215107
indexes: CDAX, Prime All Share
stockmarkets: regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt, free trade: Berlin,
Hamburg, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, München
language: English