Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited announced that its follow-on public offering of 25 million American Depositary Shares (ADSs), each representing one ordinary share of the company, was closed on April 30, 2014.
The company received aggregate net proceeds of approximately US$83.0 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by the company. Yingli Green Energy intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for downstream expansion and other general corporate purposes. In particular, it intends to use approximately US$55 million to invest in the downstream solar projects together with Shanghai Sailing Capital Management Co., Ltd. Yingli Green Energy's management will have significant discretion in the allocation of the net proceeds that the Company may receive from the offering. Depending on future events and other changes in the business climate, the company may determine at a later time to use the net proceeds for different purposes.