LDK Solar: Private Placement of 4.4 Million Ordinary Shares

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Xinyu City, China and Sunnyvale, California - LDK Solar Co., Ltd. ("LDK Solar" or the "Company"; NYSE: LDK), a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic products, today announced its private placement of 4.4 million ordinary shares. Pursuant to a share repurchase program established on June 27, 2011, LDK Solar repurchased American depositary shares, each representing one ordinary share of the Company, in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions, for an aggregate amount of US$110 millionbetween July 11 and August 26, 2011, which exceeded the permitted Restricted Payments under the Indenture dated February 28, 2011 relating to the Rmb 1.2 billion US$-Settled 10% Senior Notes due 2014 by US $12.8 million. As a remedy, and for other corporate purposes, on September 19, 2011, the Company privately issued and placed 4,374,315 ordinary shares at a price of US$5.8958 per share, the average repurchase price under the share repurchase program, for an aggregate of US$25,790,086 to LDK New Energy Holding Limited, the controlling shareholder of the Company.

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.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this press release are forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, LDK Solar's ability to raise additional capital to finance its operating activities, the effectiveness, profitability and marketability of its products, the future trading of its securities, the ability of LDK Solar to operate as a public company, the period of time during which its current liquidity will enable LDK Solar to fund its operations, its ability to protect its proprietary information, the general economic and business environment and conditions, the volatility of LDK Solar's operating results and financial condition, its ability to attract and retain qualified senior management personnel and research and development staff, its ability to timely and efficiently complete its ongoing projects, and other risks and uncertainties disclosed in LDK Solar's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on information available to LDK Solar's management as of the date hereof and on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about LDK Solar and the PV industry. Actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results because of such and other risks and uncertainties. LDK Solar undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections except as may be required by law.

LDK Solar USA, Inc.
Investor Relations
1290 Oakmead Parkway, Suite 306
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Phone: +1-408-245-0858
Fax: +1-408-245-8802
E-mail: IR@ldksolar.com

The Blueshirt Group Investor Relations for LDK Solar
Lisa Laukkanen
456 Montgomery Street, 11th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104 USA
Phone: +1-415-217-7722
Fax: +1-415-217-7721

Depositary for LDK’s ADSs:
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
JPMorgan Depositary Receipts
New York Plaza, 13th Fl.
New York, NY 10004
Phone: +1-866-576-2377
E-mail: adr@jpmorgan.com
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