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ReneSola Announces Termination of Dynamic Green Energy Acquisition

2010-01-07 22:30 791


JIASHAN, China, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- ReneSola Ltd ("ReneSola" or the "Company") (NYSE: SOL) (AIM: SOLA), a leading global manufacturer of solar wafers and producer of solar power products, today announced that the Company has determined not to proceed with its acquisition of Dynamic Green Energy Limited ("Dynamic Green").

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ReneSola and Dynamic Green, which operates through its wholly owned subsidiary Jiawei Solarchina Co., Ltd. ("Jiawei") and other Chinese operating subsidiaries, announced a share purchase agreement on September 23, 2009 under which ReneSola agreed to acquire 100% of the shares of Dynamic Green, subject to customary closing conditions.

While the acquisition and share purchase agreement were approved by both companies' boards of directors, the transaction has not been approved by local government agencies where an operating subsidiary of Jiawei is located. According to the terms of an agreement between Jiawei and the local government, the sale of shares of Dynamic Green requires relevant government approvals.

As indicated in the share purchase agreement between ReneSola and Dynamic Green, the transaction could be terminated without penalty if Jiawei did not obtain the relevant government approvals by December 31, 2009. After careful consideration, ReneSola has terminated discussions regarding the acquisition.

"Despite the termination of the Jiawei acquisition, ReneSola's downstream strategy remains intact and we continue to witness impressive organic growth in our JC Solar cell and module business," said ReneSola's Chief Executive Officer Li Xianshou. "We are still in a strong position to leverage our wafer manufacturing capabilities and deep customer relationships to quickly expand our downstream business. We expect to see significant top-line and bottom-line growth from our downstream business in 2010."

About ReneSola

ReneSola is a leading global manufacturer of solar wafers and producer of solar power products based in China. Capitalizing on proprietary technologies and technical know-how, ReneSola's manufacturing capabilities include virgin polysilicon, monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar wafers, solar cells and solar modules. ReneSola possesses a global network of suppliers and customers that include some of the leading global manufacturers of solar cells and modules. ReneSola's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: SOL) and the AIM of the London Stock Exchange (AIM: SOLA).

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For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:

Ms. Julia Xu

ReneSola Ltd

Tel: +86-573-8477-3372

Email: julia.xu@renesola.com

Mr. Derek Mitchell

Ogilvy Financial, Beijing

Tel: +86-10-8520-6284

Email: derek.mitchell@ogilvy.com

In the United States:

Ms. Jessica Barist Cohen

Ogilvy Financial, New York

Tel: +1-646-460-9989

Email: jessica.cohen@ogilvypr.com

In the United Kingdom:

Mr. Tim Feather / Mr. Richard Baty

Westhouse Securities Limited, London

Tel: +44-20-7601-6100

Email: tim.feather@westhousesecurities.com

richard.baty@westhousesecurities.com

Source: ReneSola Ltd
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