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Bad Oeynhausen (euro adhoc) – Balda-shareholding in TPK makes a strong stock
market debut

Bad Oeynhausen, 22nd November 2010 – Three weeks after the IPO of the
touch screen manufacturer TPK at the Taipeh Stock Exchange on 29th October
2010 the share price of the company has settled within a stable range.
Following on from the issue price of 220 Taiwanese dollars (5,30 euros)
and a closing price on the first day of trading of 505 Taiwanese dollars
(12,16 euros), the share price of TPK, in which the Frankfurt Stock
Exchange listed Balda AG owns 16,1% has stabilised at a share price above
500 Taiwanese dollars.

Balda’s Chief Financial Officer Rainer Mohr is extremely satisfied with
the listing of TPK: ‘The development of the stock market share price of
TPK is moving at the upper end of our expectations. The shareholding is a
very valuable asset for Balda.’ Last Friday (November 19th) the TPK share
closed at 545 Taiwanese dollars (13,12 euros) from the stock exchange
trading. The enterprise value of the current world’s largest touch-screen
manufacturer stood at this stock price at 122,1 billion Taiwanese dollars
(2.94 billion euros). The value of the shareholding of Balda in TPK thus
reached 473,3 million euros. TPK develops and supplies, among others,
touch-screen systems for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod products.

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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 mobile phone, consumer
electronics, electronic communications, pharmaceutical and medical
technology markets. The Group is internationally positioned with production
sites in China, Malaysia and Germany. A subsidiary in the USA serves North
American customers in product design and 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

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Contact: Balda AG, Clas Röhl, Telephone: (05734) 922 – 2728, Fax: (05734)
922 – 2604, E-mail: croehl@balda.de, Internet: ¿U1www.balda.de¿U0

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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

company: 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: ¿U1http://www.balda.de¿U0
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