Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, known as “Yingli solar,” today announced that it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a Form 12b-25 (the “Form 12b-25”) to extend by fifteen days the due date for filing its annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 (the “2016 Form 20-F”).
The Company is unable to file the 2016 Form 20-F on or before the prescribed due date of May 1, 2017 without unreasonable effort or expense, because the Company needs more time to prepare and review its consolidated financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2016 and notes thereto, especially those related to the Company’s liquidity, debt restructuring and alternative financing plans as previously disclosed by the Company in its press release dated April 13, 2017.
The Company also needs more time to finalize assessment of its internal control over financial reporting and to finalize related disclosures in the Form 20-F. As disclosed in the Company’s press release dated April 13, 2017, there is substantial doubt as to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern and the Company expects to disclose the same in the Form 20-F. The Company’s management expects that the 2016 Form 20-F will be filed on or before May 16, 2017.
About Yingli Green Energy
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE), known as “Yingli Solar” or “Yingli”, is one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers. Yingli’s manufacturing covers the photovoltaic value chain from ingot casting and wafering through solar cell production and solar panel assembly. Headquartered in Baoding, China, Yingli has more than 20 regional subsidiaries and branch offices and has distributed more than 17 GW solar panels to customers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.yinglisolar.com and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Weibo.
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