Lenders Agreed to Forbear with Respect to LDK Solar Securities Pledged
XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., October 2, 2012 -- LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (“LDK Solar”) (NYSE: LDK), a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) products, today announced that it understands that LDK New Energy Holding Limited (“LDK New Energy”), the controlling shareholder of LDK Solar, has been negotiating with its lenders with respect to the loan outstanding under a credit agreement, dated as of September 26, 2011, as amended (the “Credit Facility”), among LDK New Energy and the lenders, pursuant to which LDK New Energy has pledged collateral, including ordinary shares and ADSs of LDK Solar representing approximately an aggregate of 52.9% of LDK Solar’s total outstanding share capital. LDK Solar further understands that such lenders have agreed to forbear from exercising their power of sale with regard to certain of the pledged collateral arising as a result of various prior defaults under the Credit Facility by LDK New Energy for a period of 12 months toward the end of September 2013, subject to terms and conditions in the forbearance arrangement and negotiation and finalization of the definitive documentation, including an amended and restated Credit Facility.
About LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK)
LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LDK) is a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of PV products. LDK Solar manufactures polysilicon, mono and multicrystalline ingots, wafers, cells, modules, systems, power projects and solutions. LDK Solar's headquarters and principal manufacturing facilities are located in Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Xinyu City, Jiangxi Province in the People's Republic of China. LDK Solar's office in the United States is located in Sunnyvale, California. For more information about LDK Solar and its products, please visit www.ldksolar.com.
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