EANS-News: Balda AG / MobileCom segment seeks strategic partner / acquisition process as planned

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Subtitle: Sole board member Rainer Mohr reports in London on the implementation
of the Group’s plans

Bad Oeynhausen (euro adhoc) – Bad Oeynhausen, 28 April 2011 – The Frankfurt SDax
listed company Balda AG is making significant progress in reorganising Group
activities. At a meeting with analysts and investors in London, sole board
member Rainer Mohr explained that specific measures are being taken in relation
to the future of the production location of the Group´s MobileCom segment. He
also explained that the due diligence process for an acquisition in the Medical
sector or a related sector was progressing according to plan. He added that the
Board of Directors was planning to sell the shares Balda holds in the
touchscreen manufacturer TPK in a favourable market environment and to pay out
as much of the proceeds as possible as dividends.

Strategic partner for MobileCom
‘An external and carefully prepared report commissioned by myself as CEO in
mid-February has highlighted very clearly the options for the MobileCom sector.
As a consequence of this, Balda is now seeking some form of cooperation with a
strategic investor. Within the scope of such an agreement we would also be
prepared to enter into a possible joint venture.’ Mohr pointed out that this
plan was still subject to approval by the supervisory board. ‘The short-term
goal is to stabilise sales and improve capacity utilisation at the two plants in
China´s capital,’ explained Mohr.

Acquisition process
Mohr underlined the intention to expand the profitable Medical sector with an
acquisition, possibly in a related branch of production. ‘We are in a due
diligence process with several companies. By the Annual General Meeting on 27
May we should have received offers upon which we can make a decision,’
emphasised Mohr. The sole board member also made it clear that any planned
acquisition did not need to be financed by the proceeds from the sale of shares
in TPK. Mohr further explained that ‘after the successful financial
restructuring, Balda AG has been free of debt since the autumn of 2009 and would
be able to finance a transaction also by its own means.’

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Company profile of Balda AG
The Balda Group develops and produces complete plastic assemblies,
electronicproducts 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
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.

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: 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