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Helaba and BayernLB Finance Solar Power Plant in France

January 14, 2013

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany, January 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

As Mandated Lead Arrangers, Helaba and BayernLB have financed a solar power plant in
France for Hamburg-based Aquila Capital. Helaba and BayernLB have arranged and structured
the project financing to the value of Euro 80 million. The solar power plant has an
installed capacity of 24 MW and consists of two solar parks. It is located in the Centre
region near Paris. Annual power production is predicted to reach approx. 27 million
kilowatt hours.

Aquila Capital is the initiator of the project. The independent investment firm has
approx. Euro 4 billion of assets under management and focuses on alternative investments.
Investors can invest in the project via a closed-end fund. LNF Energy acted as advisor to
Aquila Capital for the project structuring. LNF Energy, also based in Hamburg, assists
private and institutional investors to acquire and finance renewable energy projects.

Helaba offers a broad range of services for corporate clients and public institutions.
For more than fifteen years, the bank has provided tailor-made financing solutions to
investors and developers for solar, solar thermal, wind and hydro power projects. Today,
renewable energy finance has been firmly established as a steadily growing business of

BayernLB is a reliable German corporate and structured finance lender. With its
experience in the energy sector and in export and project financing, BayernLB has provided
financing solutions to renewable energy companies focused on wind, solar, solar thermal,
hydro power and geothermal technologies for many years. Currently, BayernLB and Deutsche
Kreditbank AG’s portfolio of project and export finance transactions in the renewable
energies sector amounts to 6.5 bn Euro.

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        Wolfgang Kuss
        E-Mail: wolfgang.kuss@helaba.de

        Ursula-Brita Krueck
        E-Mail: ursula-brita.krueck@helaba.de

SOURCE HELABA Landesbank Hessen-Thueringen

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