EX-99.1 2 a15-11068_2ex99d1.htm EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

Canadian Solar Signs Loan Agreement with China Minsheng Bank

 

GUELPH, Ontario, May 7, 2015 — Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that it has signed a US$250 million loan agreement with China Minsheng Bank. The loan facility has a three-year maturity and will be used to partially finance the acquisition of Recurrent Energy LLC and the construction of the utility-scale solar projects in USA.

 

“We are very delighted to receive this loan facility from China Minsheng Bank, a large commercial bank in China. Our ability to get support from both international and Chinese financial institutions is a testament to Canadian Solar’s position as a global leader in the utility-scale solar energy business,” said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Executive Officer of Canadian Solar. “We look forward to continuing our cooperation with Minsheng Bank and other financial institutions to fund our profitable growth.”

 

About Canadian Solar

 

Founded in 2001 in Ontario, Canada, Canadian Solar is one of the world’s largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and provider of solar energy solutions, Canadian Solar has an industry leading and geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale solar power projects as well as a track record of successful solar deployment boasting over 9 GW of premium quality modules installed in over 70 countries during the past decade. Canadian Solar is committed to providing high-quality solar products and solar energy solutions to customers around the world. For more information about our company, products and projects please visit www.canadiansolar.com.

 

Safe Harbor/Forward-Looking Statements

 

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These statements are made under the “Safe Harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by such terms as “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “estimates,” the negative of these terms, or other comparable terminology. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include the risks regarding general business and economic conditions and the state of the solar industry; governmental support for the deployment of solar power; future available supplies of high-purity silicon; demand for end-use products by consumers and inventory levels of such products in the supply chain; changes in demand from significant customers; changes in demand in our project markets, including Canada; changes in customer order patterns; capacity utilization; level of competition; pricing pressure and declines in average selling prices; delays in new product introduction; continued success in technological innovations and delivery of products with the features customers demand; utility-scale project approval process; delays in utility-scale project construction; shortage in supply of materials or capacity requirements; availability of financing; exchange rate fluctuations; litigation and other risks as described in the Company’s SEC filings, including its annual report on Form 20-F filed on April 26, 2013. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward looking statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance, or achievements. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. All information provided in this press release is as of today’s date, unless otherwise stated, and Canadian Solar undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.