JinkoSolar Signs JPY5.3 Billion Syndicated Loan Agreement with Japanese Bank Consortium Led by SMBC
SHANGHAI: JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the photovoltaic (PV) industry, today announced that JinkoSolar Japan K.K. (“JinkoSolar Japan”), a subsidiary of the Company, has signed a JPY5.3 billion syndicated loan agreement up to two years with a bank consortium led by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (“SMBC”). The financing will be used to expand business in Japan and to supplement JinkoSolar Japan’s working capital.
“I am glad to have the opportunity to work with SMBC again in increasing our credit line,” commented Mr. Charlie Cao, JinkoSolar’s Chief Financial Officer. “I believe this loan agreement demonstrates the trust and recognition that first-tier Japanese commercial banks have in our brand and operations in Japan. We look forward to further deepening our relationship with SMBC and other local banks to further expand our business there.”
About JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) is a global leader in the solar industry. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial, and residential customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and other countries and regions. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 9 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 5 GW for solar cells, and 9 GW for solar modules, as of March 31, 2018.
JinkoSolar has over 12,000 employees across its eight production facilities globally, 16 overseas subsidiaries in Japan (2), Singapore, India, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia, South Africa, and United Arab Emirates, and global sales offices in mainlandChina, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Turkey, Germany, Switzerland, United States, Brazil, Chile, Australia, South Africa, and United Arab Emirates.
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