LDK Solar Co., Ltd.: PRC Court Injunction Against Guarantee Banks From Payments to Q-Cells
LDK Solar Announces PRC Court Injunction Against Guarantee Banks From Payments to Q-Cells
XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov 11, 2009 -- LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LDK), a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, today announced that, upon its motion, the Superior People's Court in Jiangxi Province has issued a civil order freezing any payment that may be made by the relevant guarantor/counter-guarantor banks pursuant to the guarantee and/or counter-guarantee issued in connection with the prepayments made by Q-Cells SE. Q-Cells made prepayments in the aggregate amount of US$244.5 million under the solar wafer supply agreement with LDK Solar. The injunctive relief also takes certain other asset preservation actions in aid of execution and will remain effective for a period of six months until May 8, 2010. Separately, LDK Solar has appealed the decision of the Regional Court of Berlin that lifted its preliminary injunction on the drawdown by Q-Cells under the German bank guarantee. LDK Solar is also making arrangements to speed up the ICC arbitration process as permitted and required under the supply agreement for a fair determination on the substance of the dispute over the supply agreement.
Alongside these actions, LDK Solar and Q-Cells have been engaged in negotiations in Europe and Asia with a view toward reaching a mutually agreeable solution to the dispute.
About LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK)
LDK Solar Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, which are the principal raw material used to produce solar cells. LDK Solar sells multicrystalline wafers globally to manufacturers of photovoltaic products, including solar cells and solar modules. In addition, LDK Solar provides wafer processing services to monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar cell and module manufacturers. LDK Solar's headquarters and 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.
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