CANADIAN SOLAR SECURES JPY4 BILLION CREDIT FACILITY WITH SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCE AND LEASING COMPANY, LIMITED
Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world’s largest solar power companies, recently announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Canadian Solar Projects K.K. has entered into a 3-year credit agreement for JPY4 billion (US$35 million) with Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (“SMFL”), a member of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group. SMFL is one of Japan’s largest leasing institutions with global presence. The facility received commitments from five finance leasing institutions. The Company intends to use proceeds from the facility to expand the development of solar energy projects in Japan.
Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar Inc. commented, “We are pleased to secure strong support from a leading group of finance leasing institutions. We value our partnership with SMFL. This is our second financing with the broader Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group. We have successfully raised in excess of JPY13 billion of credit lines with them. We look forward to expanding our banking relationship in Japan and other important markets.”