ReneSola : Completes the Disposition of Manufacturing and LED Distribution Businesses and Related Liabilities
SHANGHAI, Sept. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — ReneSola Ltd (“ReneSola” or the “Company”) (www.renesolapower.com) (NYSE: SOL), a leading fully-integrated solar project developer and operator, today announced the completion of the closing (the “Closing”) of the transactions (the “Transactions”) contemplated by the previously announced share purchase and subscription agreement (the “SPA”) with Mr. Xianshou Li, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “Buyer”).
In accordance with the terms of the SPA, (i) the Company has transferred to the Buyer substantially all of the Company’s assets and liabilities related to its manufacturing business (including polysilicon, solar wafer, solar cell and solar module manufacturing) and LED distribution business (the “Transferred Businesses”) through a transfer of all the share capital in ReneSola Singapore Pte. Ltd. (“SGP”) to the Buyer, as a result of which bank borrowings in excess of RMB 3 billion related to the Transferred Businesses will no longer be consolidated on the Company’s balance sheet, (ii) SGP has agreed to cancel approximately $217.3 million of accounts and other payable owed by the Company, and (iii) the Company has issued 180 million shares of no par value per share of the Company (“Shares”) to SGP. Immediately following the Closing, the Buyer beneficially owned, directly or indirectly through SGP and other intermediaries, approximately 57.3% of the total issued and outstanding Shares of the Company.
Founded in 2005, and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2008, ReneSola (NYSE: SOL) is an international leading brand of solar project developer and operator. Leveraging its global presence and solid experience in the industry, ReneSola is well positioned to develop green energy projects with attractive return around the world. For more information, please visit www.renesolapower.com.
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SOURCE ReneSola Ltd.