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Bad Oeynhausen (euro adhoc) – 22 October 2010 – The Chinese touchscreen
manufacturer TPK Holding Ltd., in which the Frankfurt SDax listed company Balda
AG has an 18.55 percent holding, has set the price of its shares for its initial
public offering. Following completion of the heavily oversubscribed bookbuilding
process on Thursday, the result was a share price of 220 Taiwanese Dollars
(around 5 Euros), at the upper end of the price range. The company will issue
196 million existing shares. Furthermore, 28 million new shares will be
authorised for trade from an increase in capital on the occasion of the IPO.
Following this increase in capital the Balda shares constitute a shareholding of
16.1 percent (around 36 million shares). The first day of trading in the new TPK
Holding shares on the Taiwan Stock Exchange will take place on the coming
Friday, the 29th October. Market observers in Taiwan expect a strong market
debut from TPK. The company is the technological world-leading manufacturer of
small-format, touch-sensitive screens. The demand for touchscreens for
smartphones and tablet computers is robust and continues to grow globally.
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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
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 ad hoc 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 ad hoc 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:
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sector: Semiconductors & active components
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