Canadian Solar Secures JPY4.7 billion Syndicated Loan from Mizuho Bank

Feb 01, 2016, 07:00 ET from Canadian Solar Inc.

GUELPH, Ontario, Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Canadian Solar Japan K.K. has entered into a syndicated loan agreement, pursuant to which Mizuho Bank, Ltd. ("Mizuho Bank"), acting as the Book-runner, has agreed to provide a total of JPY4.7 billion ($39.5 million) to Canadian Solar Japan K.K to support its working capital and business operations.

Mizuho Bank, together with Shoko Chukin Bank and Tokyo Star Bank, will provide this syndicated loan which has a 1 year term with an option for 1 year extension.

"We are delighted to partner with this leading group of lenders, which enables us to execute on our business strategy and capture the growing business opportunities in Japan," commented Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar. "This partnership once again demonstrates Canadian Solar's strength and recognition as the global tier-1 leader that is able to get local financing from large banks in Japan. We look forward to continuing the cooperation with Mizuho Bank."

About Canadian Solar Inc.

Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar is one of the world's largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and a provider of solar energy solutions, Canadian Solar has a geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale power projects. In the past 14 years, Canadian Solar has successfully deployed over 12 GW of premium quality modules in over 70 countries around the world. Furthermore, Canadian Solar is one of the most bankable companies in the solar industry, having been publically listed on NASDAQ since 2006. For additional information about the company, follow Canadian Solar on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or on the website.

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SOURCE Canadian Solar Inc.



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