JinkoSolar Signs Five-Year RMB3 Billion Strategic Financing Agreement with China Minsheng Bank
SHANGHAI, March 6, 2015 -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced that it has entered into a five-year RMB3 billion strategic financing agreement with China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd. ("CMBC").
According to the terms of the agreement, CMBC has agreed to provide financing support of an aggregate amount up to RMB3 billion over a five-year period. CMBC’s financing will help expand JinkoSolar’s financing channels, and further strengthen the Company’s leading position in the development of downstream solar projects and manufacturing capabilities. CMBC’S financial services will include but are not limited to project finance, merger and acquisition finance, supply chain finance, bridge loans, letters of guarantee and related trade finance.
In addition to downstream project financing, the agreement will also cover working capital finance and foreign currency cash pool management for JinkoSolar’s domestic and overseas subsidiaries, allowing the Company to optimize its debt structure, and reduce financial costs.
“As a global leader in the solar PV industry, we are extremely excited to have the opportunity to build a new strategic partnership with China Minsheng Bank,” commented Mr. Xiande Li, Chairman of JinkoSolar. “This strategic financing agreement with one of China's premier commercial banks demonstrates the confidence we both have in the future development of the global PV industry. We look forward to working closely with CMBC on the development of our downstream business and in particular DG projects, as well as our manufacturing business. We truly value this relationship and will leverage this platform to create new opportunities and green energy projects that will yield sustainable and long-term value for our shareholders.”
About JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.
JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a global leader in the solar industry. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and other countries and regions. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 2.5 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 2.0 GW for solar cells, and 3.2 GW for solar modules, as of December 31, 2014. JinkoSolar also sells electricity in China, and has connected approximately 500 MW of solar power projects to the grid, as of December 31, 2014.
JinkoSolar has over 13,000 employees spread across its 11 global branch offices in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Japan, India, South Africa and Chile; 12 global sales offices in China, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico; and four productions facilities in Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces, China, Portugal and South Africa.
To find out more, please see: www.jinkosolar.com
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Mr. Sebastian Liu
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.
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