LDK Solar to File Extension for 2011 Form 20-F

XINYU CITY,China andSUNNYVALE, Calif.,April 30, 2012 / -- LDK Solar Co., Ltd. ("LDK Solar") (NYSE: LDK), a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) products, today announced that the company will file a Form 12b-25 to extend the filing date of its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year endedDecember 31, 2011. 

The company is unable to file its Form 20-F for the year endedDecember 31, 2011 on or before the prescribed due date ofApril 30, 2012 because it needs additional time to finalize certain items in its fourth quarter 2011 financial results, primarily caused by the changes in market conditions, including an impairment analysis of long-lived assets and an assessment of inventory write-downs and provisions for certain receivables.

The company anticipates that the Form 20-F will be filed on or beforeMay 15, 2012.

About LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK)

LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LDK) is a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) products. LDK Solar manufactures polysilicon, mono and multicrystalline ingots, wafers, cells, modules, systems, power projects and solutions. LDK Solar's headquarters and principal manufacturing facilities are located in Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Xinyu City, Jiangxi Province in the People's Republic of China. LDK Solar's office in the United States is located in Sunnyvale, California. For more information about LDK Solar and its products, please visit http://www.ldksolar.com/.

Safe Harbor Statement for LDK Solar

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this press release are forward-looking statements, including but not limited to,LDK Solar's ability to raise additional capital to finance its operating activities, the effectiveness, profitability and marketability of its products, the future trading of its securities, the ability ofLDK Solar to operate as a public company, the period of time during which its current liquidity will enableLDK Solar to fund its operations, its ability to protect its proprietary information, the general economic and business environment and conditions, the volatility ofLDK Solar's operating results and financial condition, its ability to attract and retain qualified senior management personnel and research and development staff, its ability to timely and efficiently complete its ongoing projects, and other risks and uncertainties disclosed inLDK Solar's filings with theSecurities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on information available toLDK Solar's management as of the date hereof and on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections aboutLDK Solar and the PV industry. Actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results because of such and other risks and uncertainties.LDK Solar undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections except as may be required by law.

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Lisa Laukkanen, The Blueshirt Group for LDK Solar, +1-415-217-4967, lisa@blueshirtgroup.com, or Jack Lai, Executive VP and CFO, LDK Solar Co., Ltd., +1-408-245-8801, IR@ldksolar.com

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