Canadian Solar Secures US$300 million Credit Facility with Ping An Bank

Feb 18, 2016, 07:00 ET from Canadian Solar Inc.

GUELPH, Ontario, Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that it has secured a credit facility pursuant to which Ping An Bank will provide up to $300 million to Canadian Solar's wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy LLC to support its solar power project development, construction and operation activities. The credit facility has a three-year maturity.

"We are pleased to announce the credit facility with Ping An Bank, a forward-looking, large commercial bank in China. This transaction again demonstrates Canadian Solar's leadership position in the global solar industry," commented Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar, "The loan facility will be used to facilitate the expansion of our utility-scale solar energy business in the U.S., and we look forward to continuing our strategic partnership with Ping An Bank as we continue to develop our global solar project pipeline to meet the growing demand for clean solar energy around the world."

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 13 GW of premium quality modules in over 90 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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