EANS-News: Balda AG / Balda generates approx. EUR 150 million by sale of further shares in TPK Holding

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Subtitle: – Investment in Chinese Touchscreen-manufacturer further drops to 0.8
per cent
shares in TPK.”

Bad Oeynhausen (euro adhoc) – Bad Oeynhausen, July 1st, 2012 – Balda AG, a
specialist for high-quality plastic solutions, has sold through its subsidiary
Balda Investment Singapore Pte. Ltd. 15,998,365 shares of TPK Holding Co., Ltd.
and generated proceeds in the amount of approx. EUR 150 million. The transaction
was made via block-trade organized by the investment firm UBS. The sale, which
will not affect the dividend rights of Balda in TPK Holding for the business
year 2011, will be recognized in profit and loss of the short business year from
January 1st 2012 to June 30, 2012. Balda had already sold 20,000,000 TPK-shares
in February 2012 and thereby generated proceeds of approx. EUR 238 million.

By the latest transaction, the holding of Balda Investments Singapore Pte. Ltd.
in TPK Holding Co., Ltd. further reduces from 7.6 % to approx. 0.8 %. The
management board intends to sell these remaining shares, that will be locked up
for 90 days, at an optimized value and to fully dispose of the non-strategic
TPK-investment. It also confirmed the aim to distribute a significant amount of
the transaction as extraordinary dividend to the shareholders of Balda AG. As a
consequence of the conducted sales of TPK-shares, the company expects a
significant profit on group-level for the short business year 2012.

Dominik Müser, CEO of Balda AG: ‘By selling a further block of TPK-shares we
consequently execute our plan to fully dispose of all shares in TPK. This does
not only enable us to pay our shareholders a highly attractive extraordinary
dividend for the short business year 2012 but also extend our financial scope of
actions for the ongoing reorganization of the operative business of Balda.’

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
Mail: office@elsner-kommunikation.de

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: 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