Statement by LDK Solar
Xinyu City, China and Sunnyvale, CA, October 4, 2007 – LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LDK), a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, today issued the following statement:
"A few days ago, a former financial staff member of LDK, Charley Situ, who was terminated for cause on September 25, 2007, sent email letters to LDK’s management and others subsequent to his termination alleging inconsistencies in LDK’s inventory reporting.Mr.Situ was originally hired as a Financial Controller in March, 2007, reporting to Qiqiang Yao, LDK’s Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, who reports to Jack Lai, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.In response to the allegations and in accordance with instructions of the board of directors, LDK’s management team and board of directors formed an internal committee to investigate the allegations and conduct an immediate physical inventory of LDK’s polysilicon materials.The management team found no material discrepancies as compared to LDK’s financial statements.The management team believes that these allegations have no merit.Additionally, the Audit Committee has asked an independent auditing firm to conduct a separate, independent engagement on LDK’s inventory.These findings are expected to be disclosed after the completion of the review and consideration of the Audit Committee.LDK has not been contacted by any regulatory authority regarding this matter."
About LDK Solar
LDK Solar Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, which are the principal raw material used to produce solar cells. LDK sells multicrystalline wafers globally to manufacturers of photovoltaic products, including solar cells and solar modules. In addition, the company provides wafer processing services to monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar cell and module manufacturers. LDK's headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Xinyu City, Jiangxi province in the People's Republic of China. The company's office in the United States is located in Sunnyvale, California.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release includes statements that may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although LDK believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are subject to risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.
For more information contact:
Lisa Laukkanen of The Blueshirt Group for LDK Solar,
email@example.com, +1-415-217-4967; or Jack Lai, Executive VP and CFO of LDK Solar Co., Ltd., IR@ldksolar.com, +1-408-245-8801