Suntech Announces that Wuxi Court Accepted Petition for Restructuring of
Chinese Subsidiary Wuxi Suntech
WUXI, China, March 21, 2013
WUXI, China, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
(NYSE: STP), or the "Company", today announced that the Wuxi Municipal
Intermediate People's Court in Jiangsu Province, China has formally accepted
the petition for the insolvency and restructuring of the Company's Chinese
subsidiary Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. ("Wuxi Suntech").
The Court has appointed an administration committee, consisting of local
government representatives and accounting and legal professionals, to
administer the restructuring of Wuxi Suntech. The insolvency and restructuring
procedure is designed to facilitate an orderly process for both Wuxi Suntech
and its creditors. The primary goal is to restructure Wuxi Suntech's debt
obligations, while continuing production and operations.
Wuxi Suntech is the Company's principal operating subsidiary in China engaged
in the manufacture of photovoltaic (PV) cells and PV modules. Wuxi Suntech
will continue operations through the restructuring period. Furthermore, the
Company has additional wholly owned or partially owned subsidiaries with cell
and module production facilities that continue to produce high quality solar
products to meet customer orders. Suntech and the administration committee are
committed to maintaining all of Suntech's product warranty obligations.
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., the ultimate parent company of Wuxi Suntech,
has not commenced insolvency proceedings, nor have any of the Company's other
principal operating subsidiaries. The Company is not aware of any similar
proceedings regarding any of its other entities.
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) produces solar products for
residential, commercial, industrial, and utility applications. With regional
headquarters in China, Switzerland, and the United States, and gigawatt-scale
manufacturing worldwide, Suntech has delivered more than 25,000,000
photovoltaic panels to over a thousand customers in more than 80 countries.
Suntech's pioneering R&D creates customer-centric innovations that are
designed to drive solar to grid parity against fossil fuels. Suntech's mission
is to provide everyone with reliable access to nature's cleanest and most
abundant energy source.
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SOURCE Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
Contact: Shashin Surti, Weber Shandwick for Suntech, +86 21 2411 0046,
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