JinkoSolar Signs a US$62 Million plus RMB 50 Million Loan Agreement with The Export-Import Bank of China
SHANGHAI, August 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced that it has signed a US$62 million plus RMB50 million loan agreement with The Export-Import Bank of China. ("TEIBC")
According to the terms of the agreement, the US$62 million loan will be used to support long-term fixed assets and mid-term working capital for JinkoSolar’s production facility in Malaysia, while the RMB$50 million loan will be used to support near-term working capital for the Malaysia facility. The Company has already drawn down the US$62 million loan.
“This agreement reflects the vote of confidence from TEIBC in our brand and our overseas expansion strategy," commented Mr. Kangping Chen, Chief Executive Officer of JinkoSolar. "Our production facility in Malaysia has been performing well since it began operations in May and now it is nearly operating at full capacity after ramping up for the past two months. We have already started delivering previously secured orders. We look forward to taking advantage of our new overseas capacity to further strengthen our brand and enhance our competitiveness in the global PV market, and meanwhile improve our capabilities to deliver world-class products to our customers around the world.”
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 3 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 2.0 GW for solar cells, and 3.5 GW for solar modules, as of March 31, 2015. JinkoSolar also sells electricity in China, and has connected approximately 617 MW of solar power projects to the grid, as of March 31, 2015.
JinkoSolar has over 15,000 employees across its 5 productions facilities in Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces, China, Malaysia, Portugal and South Africa, 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 11 oversea subsidiaries in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Japan, India, South Africa and Chile.
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