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Subtitle: Lock-up agreed for 50 percent of Balda’s shares in TPK to the end of
July: for the remaining 50 percent, as before, to the end of October 2011
Bad Oeynhausen (euro adhoc) – Bad Oeynhausen, 15 April 2011 – The Balda AG
investment, TPK Holding Co. Ltd., has covered its Capex financing requirements
with the successful oversubscribed placement of a convertible bond on favourable
terms for 400 million US dollars. Balda AG currently holds 16.1 percent of the
shares in the touchscreen manufacturer TPK.
According to TPK, the targeted high growth rates, which will also continue to
support the positive rating of the TPK share, can only be achieved with this
volume of investment. In order to ensure that the capital measure is a success,
all of TPK’s major shareholders, including Balda, have promised the underwriters
of the bond a customary 90-day lock-up from the closing of the convertible bond.
Consequently, from the end of July 2011, 50 percent of the shares held by Balda
in TPK will still be subject to a lock-up and, as before, from the end of
October 2011 none of the shares will be subject to a lock-up.
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 market.
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This corporate news announcement contains forward-looking statements, which are
based on the current expectations of Balda´s management. They therefore contain
a range of risks and uncertainties because they relate to future 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 will neither revise these forward-looking statements nor correct
them in the event of any unexpected development, unless there is a legal
obligation to do so. This corporate news announcement represents neither an
offer to buy shares nor an invitation to submit an offer to buy shares in the
United States or any other country. The shares in Balda AG (the ‘shares’) may
not be offered or sold in the United States or to or for the account of U.S.
persons (as defined in Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, in its
current version (the ‘Securities Act’)), unless they are registered or are
exempt from registration under the Securities Act. The shares have not been and
will not be registered under the Securities Act.
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