Gintech Energy Secures TWD4.2 billion Syndicated Loan from First Bank and 12 others

Release Date: 2016/02/26

Gintech Energy Corporation (“Gintech Energy”, or the “Company”, TWSE: 3514), a global leader in the PV industry, today announced that it has entered into a syndicated loan agreement for a total of TWD4.2 billion (USD125 million) to support its existing debt repayments and raw material procurement.

The lenders consist of 13 domestic banks led by First Bank and co-led by Taiwan Cooperative Bank. The 3-year syndicated loan facility is denominated in Taiwan dollars which can be extended for another 2 years. The loan will be used to repay the existing debts and to finance the working capital. With the banking industry’s recognition of Gintech Energy’s outperformance and the promising future of the solar sector, this loan was 17% oversubscribed, demonstrating the strong support from the financial institutions in Taiwan. The other participants in this deal include the Land Bank of Taiwan, Chang Hwa Bank, the Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank, Mega International Commercial Bank, En Tie Bank, Hua Nan Bank, Taichung Commercial Bank, COTA Commercial Bank, Taishin International Bank, CTBC Bank, and Bank of Taiwan.

Gintech Energy is delighted to secure this loan facility to further strengthen its balance sheet. The Company is optimistic about the solar industry’s growth potential and expects to continue its outperformance among industry peers with its leading technology, cost structure, brand recognition, product quality, high efficiency, vertical integration, customers relationship, and, most importantly, the profit contribution from Gintech (Thailand).

About Gintech Energy Corporation

Founded in 2005, Gintech Energy Corporation is committed to be a leading player in the solar energy industry. Gintech Energy’s mission is to deliver high quality solar products with world-renowned partners and to collaborate with leading international suppliers to bring cleaner energy to the world. For more information about Gintech Energy Corporation, please visit us at http://www.gintechenergy.com.

For further inquiries, please contact:
Evelyn Hung
Corporate Planning
Gintech Energy Corporation
Tel: +886-2-2656-2000 ext.8163
Fax: +886-2-2656-0583
E-mail: evelyn.hung@gintech.com.tw