SolarWorld AG Places 400 Million Euro Bond/ Financial Flexibility for Growth with Focus on Germany14-01-10
SolarWorld AG successfully issued a bond with a volume of 400 million EUR. In this way the group strengthens its financial flexibility for continued international growth. The emphasis lies on the expansion of production capacities at the German site Freiberg in Saxony. 500 new jobs are to be created there. Today the group already employs 1,500 people in Freiberg.
The bond has a maturity period of seven years with an interest rate of 6.15 per cent per annum. The denomination is 1,000 EUR. The bond is scheduled to be listed at the Luxembourg stock exchange: WKN: A1CR73, ISIN: XS0478864225, Common Code: 047886422. The bond was placed primarily with banks and intermediaries in the private investors’ market in Germany and Europe. Deutsche Bank AG and J.P. Morgan Securities Ltd. are the Joint Lead Managers of the transaction. In addition, Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers KGaA act as Co-Lead Manager.
Philipp Koecke, Chief Financial Officer of SolarWorld AG: “With the issue of this bond we are continuing our successful ten-year stock exchange history and we are delighted with the trust that the capital market has been placing in us. This was confirmed by the fact that the bond was oversubsribed twice over within a very short period of time. The bond is another building block in our sound financial basis.”
About SolarWorld AG
The SolarWorld AG Group (ISIN: DE0005108401) is a worldwide leader in offering brand-name high quality, crystalline solar power technology. Its strength is its fully integrated solar production. From silicon as the raw material via wafers, cells and modules all the way to turn-key solar systems including recycling the group combines all the stages of the solar value chain. The central business activity is selling quality modules to the specialist trade and crystalline wafers to the international solar cell industry. Group headquarters are located in Bonn/Germany. Production sites are to be found in Germany, the USA and South Korea. The largest production facilities are operated by the group in Freiberg/Germany and in Hillsboro/USA. Worldwide, SolarWorld employs more than 2,700 people. Sustainability is the basis of the group strategy. Since 1999 SolarWorld AG has been quoted on the stock exchange, among others in the technology index TecDAX, ÖkoDAX, Dow Jones STOXX 600, the international MSCI Index as well as in the sustainability indices DAXglobal Alternative Energy and NAI.
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