JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. announced that it has signed a Financial Partnership Agreement with the Shanghai branch of China Development Bank ("CDB"), a government policy bank solely owned by China's central government.
Under the terms of the agreement, China Development Bank will provide up to RMB 30 Billion of credit facilities and financing to JA Solar to support JA Solar's long-term growth and corporate development plans. Detailed terms of the various credit facilities will be subject to the internal procedures to be conducted by CDB in accordance with its risk management and operational regulations, subject to individual credit and lending agreements.
The Financial Partnership Agreement between JA Solar and China Development Bank provides a broad framework in which China Development Bank and JA Solar will collaborate for mutual opportunities to facilitate JA Solar's strategic growth plans. As a strategic partner, CDB will provide financial support for JA Solar's capital needs for future projects and long-term development plan. Collaboration opportunities include mutually beneficial arrangements for project financing and financial services.
China Development Bank also agrees to actively support JA Solar in the investment in and financing of its business development and growth plans. The parties will meet on a regular basis to identify additional opportunities for strategic cooperation. They have also agreed to work closely to improve JA Solar's global competitiveness, and collaborate to create an international financing platform to support JA Solar's growth and capital needs.
"We are very pleased to have entered into this agreement, which demonstrates CDB's confidence in, and support of JA Solar," said Dr. Peng Fang, CEO of JA Solar. "Through this strategic partnership with CDB, JA Solar will be able to pursue certain business opportunities and future growth plans with the backing of a very strong financial partner," he said.