Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), a leading solar energy company and one of the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, which markets its products under the brand "Yingli Solar," announced that one of its primary operating subsidiaries, Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited ("Yingli China"), has successfully completed its issuance of 1.5 billion RMB-denominated unsecured medium-term notes (the "Issuance").
The Issuance is composed of 300 million RMB-denominated five-year medium-term notes (the "Five-year Notes") and 1.2 billion RMB-denominated three-year medium-term notes (the "Three-year Notes"). The Five-year Notes bear a fixed annual interest rate of 6.01% and will mature on May 3, 2017. The Three-year Notes bear a fixed annual interest rate of 5.78% and will mature on May 3, 2015.
China Development Bank ("CDB") acted as the lead underwriter and book runner for the Issuance with standby commitment. 60% of the proceeds will be used to enhance Yingli China's working capital, and the remaining 40% will be used to repay bank loans of higher interest rates.
"We have achieved tremendous success in the issuance of the medium-term notes through working closely with CDB. This successful issuance demonstrates not only investors' strong confidence in the long-term growth potential of the PV industry and Yingli's industry leadership, but also CDB's recognition of Yingli's proven track record and solid market position," commented Mr. Bryan Li, Director and Chief Financial Officer of Yingli Green Energy.