05.02.13

LDK Solar: Arbitration Award

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LDK Solar Co., Ltd. ("LDK Solar"; NYSE: LDK), a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic products, today announced that after a long dispute with Italy-based Helios Technology S.p.A., the Venice Court of Appeal declared on January 16, 2013 that, according to the ICC Rules of Arbitration, the 2010 award in favor of LDK Solar is valid, effective and enforceable in Italy.

The Venice Court of Appeal upholds that the "take or pay" clause in the wafer supply contract entered into in October 2008 between LDK Solar and Helios is valid and effective throughout its duration and at terms and conditions related to quantities and prices set forth therein.  By virtue of the decision of the Venice Court of Appeal, Helios is required to pay LDK Solar an amount of approximately $31 million plus interest, costs for the arbitration proceedings and lawyers' fees.  The Venice Court of Appeal issued the provision after verifying that all the stipulations on the international arbitration are not contrary to Italian legal order and that there are no impediments to the acceptance of the conditions required for the effectiveness of the award itself.

About LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK)

LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LDK) is a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) products. LDK Solar manufactures polysilicon, mono and multicrystalline ingots, wafers, cells, modules, systems, power projects and solutions. LDK Solar's headquarters and principal manufacturing facilities are located in Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Xinyu City, Jiangxi Province in the People's Republic of China. LDK Solar's office in the United States is located in Sunnyvale, California. For more information about LDK Solar and its products, please visit www.ldksolar.com

SOURCE: LDK Solar Co., Ltd.

Contact:
Lisa Laukkanen, The Blueshirt Group for LDK Solar, lisa@blueshirtgroup.com, +1-415-217-4967, Jack Lai, Executive VP and CFO, LDK Solar Co., Ltd., IR@ldksolar.com, +1- 408-245-8801
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