Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd., a vertically integrated manufacturer of silicon ingots, wafers and photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules in China, announced the closing of Hanwha Chemical Corporation’s strategic investment in Solarfun. According to the terms of the agreement, Hanwha Chemical purchased 36,455,089 ordinary shares from Solarfun at a price of RMB14.51 (US$2.144) per ordinary share, which corresponds to a price of US$10.72 per American Depositary Share (“ADS”). The total proceeds to Solarfun amounted to approximately US$78 million, which Solarfun currently expect to use to fund its expansion plans and for general corporate purposes. Hanwha Chemical is a global chemical company headquartered in Korea.
In addition, Hanwha Chemical has completed the acquisitions from Good Energies II LP Yonghua Solar Power Investment Holding Ltd. of a total of 120,407,700 Solarfun ordinary shares and 1,281,011 Solarfun ADSs, representing all of the ordinary shares and ADSs held by them. Immediately after the closing of the purchase of ordinary shares and ADSs from the Company, Good Energies and Yonghua, Hanwha Chemical owned approximately a 49.99% interest in Solarfun.