LDK Solar Sells 15% Ownership Stake in Its 15,000 MT Polysilicon Plant
XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., November 17, 2009 -- LDK Solar Co., Ltd. ("LDK Solar") (NYSE: LDK), a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell a 15% ownership stake in its 15,000 metric ton (MT) annualized capacity polysilicon plant in Xinyu City, China. Jiangxi International Trust and Investment Co., Ltd. has agreed to purchase this interest for approximately RMB1.5 billion (equivalent to approximately US$219 million).
"We are very pleased with the continued support of our business from local financial institutions, as evidenced by this recent development," stated Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman and CEO of LDK Solar. "Jiangxi International Trust and Investment Co.'s investment in our 15,000 MT polysilicon plant will significantly strengthen our financial position and increase our near-term operating flexibility. We are pleased with the ongoing progress in ramping our 15,000 MT plant and look forward to providing a comprehensive update during our upcoming earnings call."
About LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK)
LDK Solar Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, which are the principal raw material used to produce solar cells. LDK Solar sells multicrystalline wafers globally to manufacturers of photovoltaic products, including solar cells and solar modules. In addition, LDK Solar provides wafer processing services to monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar cell and module manufacturers. LDK Solar's headquarters and 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.
About Jiangxi International Trust and Investment Co., Ltd
Jiangxi International Trust and Investment Co., Ltd. is engaged in economic development in Jiangxi Province through the operation of financial trusts, management of enterprise assets restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, corporate finance, and other intermediary business, on behalf of the custody business, by bank deposit, interbank offered loans, or investment using its own funds, managing the financial lending and other business approved by the People's Bank.
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