Yingli Green Energy Announces Upcoming Maturity of its Zero Coupon Convertible Senior Notes due 2012

Yingli Green Energy Announces Upcoming Maturity of its Zero Coupon Convertible
                            Senior Notes due 2012

Noteholders May Surrender the Notes for Conversion into ADSs before December
10, 2012

PR Newswire

BAODING, China, Dec. 5, 2012

BAODING, China, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding
Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), a
leading solar energy company and one of the world's largest vertically
integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, which markets its products under the
brand "Yingli Solar," today announced that its zero coupon convertible senior
notes due 2012 (the "Notes") will mature on December 15, 2012. The Notes were
issued on December 13, 2007 in a total principal amount of US$172.5 million
through a public offering. As of the date of this press release, US$1.2
million in principal amount of the Notes remains outstanding.

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Pursuant to the Indenture dated as of December 13, 2007 (the "Indenture") by
and between the Company and Wilmington Trust Company, as trustee (the
"Trustee"), the Noteholders have the option, but are not obligated, to
surrender the Notes for conversion (the "Optional Conversion") on December 12,
2012. The Notes not converted and held through the maturity date, i.e.,
December 15, 2012, will be redeemed by the Company on December 17, 2012 in
cash at the redemption price that is 128.83% of the outstanding principal
amount of the Notes.

If a Noteholder chooses to convert any Notes for Optional Conversion, such
Noteholder must: (1) complete and sign the Conversion Notice in the form
attached to the Note, with appropriate signature guarantee, and deliver the
Conversion Notice and the Note surrendered for the Optional Conversion to the
Conversion Agent no later than December 10, 2012; (2) furnish appropriate
endorsements and transfer documents if required by the Registrar or Conversion
Agent; (3) pay the amount of interest, if any, the Noteholder must pay in
accordance with the Indenture; and (4) pay any tax or duty if required
pursuant to the Indenture. A Noteholder may only convert a portion of a Note
if the portion is US$1,000 principal amount or an integral multiple of
US$1,000 principal amount.

If any Notes are surrendered for the Optional Conversion, the consideration to
be paid by the Company will consist of ADSs to be computed at the conversion
rate of 23.0415 ADSs per US$1,000 principal amount of the Notes. The
Noteholders will be charged an issuance fee of US$5.00 for each 100 ADSs (or
any portion thereof) issued.

The Trustee serves as Paying Agent and Conversion Agent under the Indenture.
The name and address of the Trustee, the Paying Agent and the Conversion Agent
are: Wilmington Trust Company, Rodney Square North, 1100 N. Market Street,
Wilmington, Delaware 19890-0001, Attention: Corporate Capital Markets/Yingli
Green Energy.

About Yingli Green Energy

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE), which markets its
products under the brand "Yingli Solar", is a leading solar energy company and
one of the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers.
Yingli Green Energy's manufacturing covers the entire photovoltaic value
chain, from the production of polysilicon through ingot casting and wafering,
to solar cell production and module assembly. In August 2012, Yingli Green
Energy reached a balanced vertically integrated production capacity of 2,450
MW per year at its production facilities located in Baoding, Haikou, Tianjin
and Hengshui, respectively. Yingli Green Energy distributes its photovoltaic
modules to a wide range of markets, including Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece,
France, South Korea, China, Japan and the United States. Headquartered in
Baoding, China, Yingli Green Energy has more than 20 subsidiaries and branch
offices worldwide. Yingli Green Energy is publicly listed on the New York
Stock Exchange (NYSE: YGE). For more information, please visit
www.yinglisolar.com.

For further information, please contact:

Qing Miao
Vice President of Corporate Communications
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited
Tel: +86 312 8929787
Email: ir@yinglisolar.com

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