China Sunergy Provides Hearing Updates on the Dispute with REC Wafer

Mar 21, 2011, 07:35 ET from China Sunergy Co., Ltd.

NANJING, China, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Sunergy Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: CSUN) ("China Sunergy" or the "Company") a leading solar cell and module manufacturer, today announced an update on court proceedings related to the Company's dispute with REC Wafer Norway AS ("REC Wafer").

China Sunergy had served a writ upon REC Wafer, claiming it is not a party to the contract between China Sunergy and the dissolved REC Sitech AS.  In July 2010 the Salten District Court in Norway ruled against China Sunergy in the case. The Company appealed the ruling in August 2010. An appeal hearing, originally scheduled for March 2011, will now be held in June 2011.

In parallel to the main dispute, the Supreme Court of Norway ruled on July 15, 2010 and overturned the Court of Appeal's order denying China Sunergy's injunction petition with regard to a $50 million bank guarantee. The injunction petition was sent back to the Court of Appeal for a new ruling. The Court of Appeal decided that the injunction shall remain in force until the Court of Appeal has passed a judgment in the main case.

About China Sunergy Co., Ltd.:

China Sunergy Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: CSUN) ("China Sunergy") is a specialized manufacturer of solar cell and module products in China. China Sunergy manufactures solar cells from silicon wafers, which utilize crystalline silicon solar cell technology to convert sunlight directly into electricity through a process known as the photovoltaic effect, and assembles solar cells into solar modules. China Sunergy sells these solar products to Chinese and overseas module manufacturers, system integrators, and solar power systems for use in various markets.

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