EANS-Adhoc: Balda AG revises forecast for 2010

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Balda AG revises forecast for 2010

Planned EBIT of about 2.5 million euros is significantly undercut

Pre-tax profit (EBT) is positive

Bad Oeynhausen, 15 October 2010 – Balda AG, listed on the SDax of the Frankfurt
Stock Exchange, has revised its forecast for the business year 2010 based on the
preliminary results of the third quarter of 2010. The plastic systems specialist
is not expected to achieve the forecasted figures in turnover and operating
profit in this business year although revenues will still reach the lower range
of the planned 10 to 15 percent increase. However, the Balda Group will fall
clearly short of the forecasted operating profit (EBIT) of about 2.5 million
euros. The EBIT is likely to be negative in the single-digit range. In contrast,
profit before tax (EBT) will be positive mainly due to the disclosed earnings
contributions of TPK.

Responsibility for the low sales growth and the reduced forecast of the
operating result, as already emphasized by the company in the half-year report
of 2010, lies with the continued pressure on margins and the reduction of the
scheduled customer orders until year-end 2010 in the MobileCom business in
China. New orders from new customers, such as Samsung, for the mass production
of plastic systems in the MobileCom business will essentially not have an impact
on revenues until the fiscal year 2011.


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

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For further questions please contact: Balda AG, Clas Röhl, Phone: +49 (0)5734
922 2728, Fax: +49 (0)5734 922 2604. Email: croehl@balda.de, Internet:

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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 forwardlooking 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:
Clas Röhl
Tel.: +49 (0) 5734 922-2728

issuer: 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