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Worldwide investor process for SolarWorld initiated

• Investor sought for the entire SolarWorld Group • Delegation of Indian Ministry of Energy visits SolarWorld • Continuation of business stabilized; insolvency money for May paid punctually to employees

01-06-17

Macquarie Capital has been commissioned with the worldwide search for an investor for the entire
SolarWorld Group and has already commenced its activities.
Macquarie Group is a global investment bank headquartered in Sydney and stocklisted at the
Australian Stock Exchange.

On the occasion of the visit of the Indian Prime Minister in Berlin, a delegation of the Indian Ministry
of Energy, which had an appointment in Leipzig, spontaneously visited SolarWorld to obtain
information concerning the importance of innovative high-quality solar modules for energy
production. India and Germany basically want to strengthen their cooperation, particularly in the
field of action regarding renewable energies and the solar industry.

“We see the interest of the delegation from India as a further positive signal,“ says Horst Piepenburg,
who has been preliminary insolvency administrator of SolarWorld AG since May 12, 2017.
Business operations have meanwhile been stabilized; first customers have been served again. Wages
and salaries for May 2017 were paid punctually as insolvency money to nearly 2,200 employees.
Horst Piepenburg praises the commitment of the staffs in a difficult situation: “Employees in their
individual areas of responsibility and tasks are working with concentration and motivation to further
stabilize and continue business operations.”

About SolarWorld
SolarWorld manufactures and sells high-tech solar power solutions and in doing so contributes to a
cleaner energy supply worldwide. The group, headquartered in Bonn, Germany, operates facilities in
Freiberg, Germany; Arnstadt, Germany; and Hillsboro, Oregon, USA as well as in a joint venture with
Qatar Solar Technologies. From raw material silicon to solar wafers, cells and modules, SolarWorld
manages all stages of production ‒ including research and development in its own company,
SolarWorld Innovations.
Through an international distribution network with locations in Europe, USA, Singapore, Japan, South
Africa and Qatar, SolarWorld supplies customers all over the world. SolarWorld was founded in 1998
and has been publicly traded on the stock market since 1999.
More information at www.solarworld.com

Media contact:
Thomas Schulz, tsc.komm
+49 171 86 86 482
tsc@tsc-komm.de

Product media contact:
Timo Glatz
SolarWorld AG
Martin-Luther-King-Str. 24
53175 Bonn
+49 228 55920 409
press@solarworld.com
www.solarworld.com