Friday, December 14, 2012

LDK Solar Announces Arbitration Award


XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LDK Solar Co., Ltd. ("LDK Solar") (NYSE: LDK), a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic products, today announced that the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) stated that the wafer supply contracts entered into in October 2007 and June 2008 between LDK Solar and Canadian Solar (CSI) and its China-based subsidiary affiliate are valid and effective through the duration and at terms and conditions related to quantities and prices set forth therein.

On December 12, 2012 CIETAC stated that by virtue of the arbitration proceedings CSI shall pay to LDK Solar an amount of approximately RMB 248.9 million, including RMB 60 million paid as a deposit and additional cash of RMB 188.9 million, to compensate LDK Solar for the loss of profitability as well as approximately an additional RMB 2 million to cover arbitral fees accrued as a result of this proceeding.

"We are pleased to receive this award after entering into this arbitration proceeding more than two years ago," stated Xingxue Tong, President and CEO of LDK Solar. "LDK Solar is committed to innovation, quality, and customer service. Our philosophy is to invest in building our manufacturing capacity to the right size for our valued customers. Regretfully, underperforming supply contracts contributed to our lower-than-expected plant utilization ratio. We strive to offer the best products and services to our customers so that together we can overcome the current global industry challenges," concluded Mr. Tong.

About LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK)
LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LDK) is a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic (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.