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‚manager magazin’ awards prize to SolarWorld AG annual report


In the framework of its annual award ceremony for the best annual reports of the most important German stock corporations ‘manager magazin’ awarded second place to SolarWorld AG among all TecDAX companies. The jury under the scientific guidance of Professor Jörg Baetge of the University of Münster examined the reports of the major German companies under the criteria of content, design and language. The magazine carried an extensive article about this in its edition of 26 September 2008. 'We are proud of this award', said a delighted Philipp Koecke, CFO of SolarWorld AG. 'We see this as confirmation of our approach of reporting openly and understandably about our group of companies. We have always adhered to this principle even though the enormous growth of the last few years again and again confronted our communications efforts with new challenges. For us sustainability and transparency are part and parcel of a strategic concept that is reflected in the communications with our shareholders and the interested public.' The group is also happy about the fact that the vote of the jury for the SolarWorld AG annual report was again improved this year after a third place last year and a seventh place the year before. About SolarWorld AG The SolarWorld AG group of companies (ISIN: DE0005108401) is a world leader in high quality solar power technology. The company is involved at all levels of the solar value chain and combines all activities of the solar industry from silicon as the raw material to turn-key solar power systems. SolarWorld AG is represented in all the world’s solar growth markets. The group is exclusively dedicated to its core business of photovoltaic power generation operating production facilities in Germany, USA and South Korea. They in turn supply the SolarWorld AG sales offices in Germany, Spain, USA, South Africa and Singapore. The central element of the business in addition to the sale of turn-key solar systems and solar modules to the trade is the distribution of solar silicon wafers to the international solar cell industry. Apart from grid-coupled (on-grid) products the SolarWorld Group also sells off-grid solar power solutions that make an important contribution to the sustainable economic development of threshold and developing countries. Under the name Solar2World the group has pooled its ethical commitment to solar power especially in developing countries. SolarWorld AG employs 2,254 people worldwide. At the stock market the company is listed among others in the technology index TecDAX, in the ÖkoDAX, in the Dow Jones STOXX 600, in the international MSCI index as well as in the sustainability indices DAXglobal Alternative Energy and NAI. SolarWorld Press contact SolarWorld AG Martin-Luther-King-Straße 24 53175 Bonn Germany Contact Investor Relations: Tel.-Nr.: 0228/55920-470 Contact Press: Tel.-Nr.: 0228/55920-459 Fax-Nr.: 0228/55920-9470 E-Mail: placement(at) Internet:


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