China Sunergy Announces Closing of Offerings of Convertible Senior Notes and American Depositary Shares
NANJING, China, July 2 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ — China Sunergy Co., Ltd. announces the closing on July 1, 2008 of its offering of 4.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2013. The notes were offered to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The initial purchaser of the notes exercised its option to purchase an additional US$4.5 million of notes from China Sunergy to cover overallotments, bringing the total size of the issuance to US$54.5 million. The notes are convertible into American Depositary Shares (”ADSs”) of China Sunergy.
China Sunergy also announces the closing at the same time of the concurrent offering of 4,431,000 ADSs. China Sunergy loaned the ADSs to an affiliate of the initial purchaser of the notes, the ADS borrower, which in turn sold the borrowed ADSs in the offering. The ADS borrower is using the short position resulting from its sale of the borrowed ADSs to facilitate the establishment of hedge positions by investors in the notes offering. The ADS borrower will be required to return the borrowed ADSs when the notes are no longer outstanding. China Sunergy does not receive any proceeds from the offering of the borrowed ADSs, but has received a nominal lending fee from the ADS borrower.
About China Sunergy Co., Ltd.:
China Sunergy Co., Ltd. (“China Sunergy”) is a leading manufacturer of solar cell products in China as measured by production capacity. China Sunergy manufactures solar cells from silicon wafers utilizing crystalline silicon solar cell technology to convert sunlight directly into electricity through a process known as the photovoltaic effect. China Sunergy sells solar cell products to Chinese and overseas module manufacturers and system integrators, who assemble solar cells into solar modules and solar power systems for use in various markets. For more information please visit http://www.chinasunergy.com/ .
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China Sunergy Co., Ltd.
CONTACT: Julian Wilson, +86-10-8591-1951, or firstname.lastname@example.org, orPeter Schmidt, or +86-10-8591-1953, or email@example.com, both of FinancialDynamics for China Sunergy Co., Ltd.
Web site: http://www.chinasunergy.com/